Category Archives: The Backroom

The Backroom 5.16.23

The beefy center of this musical dish is a tribute to Chris Strachwitz, the founder of Arhoolie Records, who left us this month at the age of 91, richer for his exploits to discover and document roots music. Also, a bit of intuition and a musical weather nod to the the pneumonia front that ripped

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The Backroom 5.02.23

A mental health day in The Backroom, with a focus on McLean Hospital (Belmont, MA), after a professor unearthed an old thesis about the hospital and its grounds written by my mother. It may yet see a wider audience! Dennis Lamar