For my Peoples Picks, I’ve chosen songs and artists from the Arhoolie label. When I first moved to the Bay Area at the end of the 90’s, I was told that if I had any interest in roots music from around the world, I needed to head over to El Cerrito and visit Down Home Music. That was some of the best advice I have ever been given. That store is a mecca and inspiration, has turned me on to countless discoveries, and now a couple decades later, I live just down the road from Down Home and I count myself lucky to be so close to one of America’s great record stores and the (former) home of Arhoolie. Here are a few of my favorite artists and songs from their vast catalog...
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