The Folk Brothers for May 17, 2023: Remembering Chris Strachwitz

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Although not a musician himself, Strachwitz -- who passed away last week at the age of 91 -- had an outsize inflience on the world of roots music through his record company Arhoolie, which has been going strong for over 60 years. Strachwitz championed Norh American vernacular musicians -- playing and singing acoustic blues, Norteno, Zydeco, Cajun, and more -- at a time long before the genre we now call "World Music" came into vogue. This morning we heard from a few of the many great musicians recorded on Arhoolie, including that first release by Mance Lipscomb in 1960.