Marc Applegate

Announcer/Producer

I am a carbon-based life form from the planet Earth who specializes in making noise. I have been audible since 1951. Early on I laughed, cried and gurgled, then, to the dismay of many; I spent several years talking until I stopped long enough to hear a better way of making noise from the Beatles. Since then I've made noise with guitar, bass and voice. Those noises supported me for many years and took me across the US and to Europe.


My politics are between Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs and my philosophies have been shaded by Alan Watts, Baba Ram Dass, and The Firesign Theater.


The last decade I've played early blues and rags and, due to limited demand for those, I've had time to make noise on KUNC and share my primary love-music. I like Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake, Hot Tuna, The Grateful Dead and kind people.

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9:00am

Sat August 10, 2013
marc on the blues

The Hill Country Blues Began With Mississippi Fred McDowell

Black and white portrait, Mississippi Fred McDowell in 1972
Fred Seibert 1972 Wikimedia Commons

The North Mississippi Hill Country is only a couple dozen miles from the part of the state known as the Mississippi Delta. Each has given birth to its own distinctive style of the Blues.

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9:00am

Sat August 3, 2013
marc on the blues

At 45, Roomful of Blues Is Going Strong

Roomful of Blues performing at the Rawy Blues Festival, October 2012
DrabikPany Flickr - Creative Commons

In a business that often lacks longevity, Roomful of Blues has kept on keeping on for a full 45 years. They’ve recorded a new live album to celebrate.

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9:00am

Sat July 27, 2013
marc on the blues

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Impacted A Generation of Young Musicians

Cover of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band self titled 1965 album
Elektra Records

For many white Blues musicians starting out in the 1960s and drawn in by Beatlemania, entry to the genre was led by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

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9:00am

Sat July 20, 2013
marc on the blues

Elmore James Was The Prototype Electric Slide Guitarist

Tomato Records

Once you’ve heard Elmore James sing and play you’ll know that sound every time you hear it. His voice and guitar style are as instantly recognizable as B. B. King, Muddy Waters or Howlin’ Wolf.

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9:00am

Sat July 13, 2013
marc on the blues

Debbie Davies Powerfully Proves Blueswomen Aren't Just Songbirds

Debbie Davies
Courtesy of the artist debbiedavies.com

Women have proven time and again that the male dominated music establishment was dead wrong back in the day when they considered women only as 'songbirds' in the Blues.

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