Saturday, 8 January 2011

A Benefit Event for the Arhoolie Foundation

January 7, 2011

A Benefit Event for the Arhoolie Foundation
Celebrating Arhoolie Records’ 50th Anniversary
with Three Days of Concerts, Panels, and other events

When: February 4, 5, and 6, 2011.

Where: Freight & Salvage - 2020 Addison St – Berkeley, Ca (510) 644-2020

Why: The entire Event is a benefit for the Arhoolie Foundation which is a public, not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of authentic traditional and regional vernacular music. To learn more about the Arhoolie Foundation, visit:

The concerts will be emceed by Nick Spitzer, host of the popular public radio program “American Routes.”
Friday Feb 4th:
Tex-Mex Fiesta w/ Santiago Jimenez Jr.
& La Familia Peña-Govea
Los Cenzontles
Ry Cooder & Co.
~ Intermission ~
Any Old Time String Band
Michael Doucet & Beausoleil Trio
Laurie Lewis w/ Tom Rozum & Co.
with guest Peter Rowan singing “The Free Mexican Air Force” (with Santiago Jimenez on accordion)

Saturday Feb 5th:
The Washboard 4
Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
Barbara Dane w/Bob Mielke Jazz All Stars & Lars Edegran
~ Intermission ~
Toni Brown & Terry Garthwaite (of Joy of Cooking)
The Creole Belles
The Tremé Brass Band from New Orleans

Sunday Feb 6th:
Los Cenzontles
Suzy & Eric Thompson
Country Joe McDonald
The Campbell Brothers
~ Intermission ~
Savoy Family Cajun Band
Taj Mahal

Tentative Afternoon Panels:
1) Chris & British author of “Conversation With The Blues” , Paul Oliver discussing their first 1960 trip through the South with Paul’s recorded interviews, music and slides. (Sunday afternoon – in Julia Morgan’s historic Berkeley City Club)

2) Mexican Music and beyond – Nick Spitzer (moderator) with Linda Ronstadt and other guests. With previously unseen film clips from Linda’s Mariachi period. (Saturday afternoon – Freight & Salvage)

3) Chris’ film adventures with Les Blank, Maureen Gosling and other guests - with film clips from “Chulas Fronteras”, “Del Mero Corazon”, “J’ai Ete Au Bal”, “Down Home Music – 1963”, etc. (Saturday afternoon – Freight & Salvage)

4) The steel guitar in Gospel music with the Campbell Brothers and Bob Stone – author of the new book: “Sacred Steel”. (Sunday afternoon – in Julia Morgan’s historic Berkeley City Club)

Arhoolie Records is one of the premier roots record labels, bringing you the best in Blues, Cajun, Zydeco, Tex-Mex/Tejano, Gospel, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, and regional music from around the world. Arhoolie Records was founded in 1960 by Chris Strachwitz. Through the years, Mr. Strachwitz has recorded both known and obscure artists, and brought their music to wider audiences. Among the notable and varied musicians who have recorded for Arhoolie are Big Mama Thornton, Flaco Jimenez, Clifton Chenier, Lightning Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, Earl Hooker, Michael Doucet dit Beausoleil, Lydia Mendoza, Rose Maddox, the Treme Brass Band, the Savoy Family, Del McCoury, and many more. Check out:

This event is presented by and for the Arhoolie Foundation.