What is the Arhoolie Foundation?
Founded by Chris Strachwitz, the Arhoolie Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and celebration of regional roots music and it’s makers. Roots music can take many forms including blues, Cajun, gospel, jazz, Zydeco, Tejano/Norteno, old-time and more.
From the Arhoolie website, you can browse photos galleries, listen to musician interviews, watch videos, and stream audio from rare collections.
The name “Arhoolie” stems from a word “hoolie” thought to reference field hollers, or songs sung by laborers to accompany their work. Byrd Wineries is proud to support the Arhoolie Foundation in preserving this work for generations to come.