Chris Strachwitz is a detective of sounds, an archaeologist of deep American music, and he loathes what he calls “mouse music,” the generic, corporate sound that dominates pop culture today. For 50 years, he has carried his tape recorder from sharecropper shacks to roadside honkytonks, from cantina dives to wild Blues clubs. The guiding force behind legendary Arhoolie Records, his recordings helped bring Cajun music out of Louisiana, Tex Mex out of Texas, and Blues out of the South. In This Ain’t No Mouse Music!, we join roots music icon Strachwitz on a passionate quest for the musical soul of America. With Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson, the Savoy Family Band, and so many more!