Arhoolie Records – A Conversation with Founder Chris Strachwitz

It is the little label that could, Arhoolie Records, and all because one man had a passion for music that was rich and soulful, the kind of music that you feel deep down inside and that causes an uproar in your equilibrium. Whether it was coming from the Deep South or the Texas border, if it intrigued Chris Strachwitz, then he was off and running to the source – even when he didn’t have a nickel to his name. It was that kind of absorbing passion that led the German transplant to record musicians like Lightnin’ Hopkins and Clifton Chenier while others were busy rocking and rolling to Buddy Holly and The Beatles.

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Videos: Jimmy Fallon Stones Week Schedule

For those who don’t mind spoilers, you can find out which Exile on Main Street tune Green Day (Monday), Keith Urban (Tuesday), Sheryl Crow (Wednesday) and Phish (Thursday) will cover

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John Butler Trio: Grand National

The John Butler Trio is Australia’s answer to the Dave Matthews Band, and that is not meant as a jab at the fingerpickin’ Australian and his crew.  The trio's music is reminiscent of Dave Matthews’s early feel-good-rootsy-rock (before they took a turn into the overproduced and overdone).

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The Disco Biscuits: Packed For Camp

With only a few weeks left till Camp Bisco V, we spoke with The Disco Biscuits’ Jon Gutwillig and Marc Brownstein while practicing in their Philadelphia studio. With newcomers The Roots, Thievery Corporation, RJD2 onboard and old friends The New Deal and Benevento Russo Duo coming to camp, this year’s event should not be missed.

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Denver Harbor: Scenic

Denver Harbor is a new band on the punk-rock scene, and while the name suggests the band hails from a scenic area along the Denver coastline, in reality their roots lay in Houston.

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