Advisory Board

Grateful Dead

Bonnie Raitt

Branford Marsalis

R. Crumb

Los Lobos

Talking Heads

Tom Lehrer

Allen Toussaint

Ed Littlefield, Jr.

Roy Rogers (Blues)

David Grisman

The Band

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Chris Strachwitz

Dave Alvin

Leo Kottke

The Cramps

Jello Biafra

Sonic Youth

Asleep At The Wheel

Riders In The Sky

The Blasters

Barry Melton

Dick Dale

John Sebastian

Phish

Ramblin\’ Jack Elliott

Maria Muldaur

Wavy Gravy

Baby Gramps

Marley’s Ghost

Peter Rowan

John McEuen

Roger McNamee

Moonalice

Carolyn Wonderland

Joe Ely

John Scofield

Timbuk 3

Prairie Prince

Scott Mathews

Tony Garnier

David Nelson

Tom Constanten

Big Sandy

Michelle Shocked

Mary McCaslin

Mike Kappus

The Iguanas

The N. O. Klezmer All Stars

Don Edwards

Peter Case

Colleen Day

Louis Cerbone

Chaos by Ralph Abraham

The Blasters

Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin, Johnny Bazz, Bill Bateman, Gene Taylor Steve Berlin, and Lee Allen combined punk swagger with an incredible knowledge of American Roots Music gleaned from their large personal collections of 78s, 45s and LPs and from personal friendships with Big Joe Turner and other legends. In fact it would not be an exaggeration to say that the genre Americana and American Roots Music started with this great band. Along with X, they discovered and opened a lot of doors for Los Lobos.

Here’s what the Wiki-wackos have to say about them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blasters

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