At last week’s American Association of Independent Music’s Libera Awards, Bruce Iglauer, the founder of Alligator Records, was awarded its A2IM Lifetime Achievement Award. His acceptance speech provides a look inside the mind of a man who helped give an entire genre of music - the blues - its due; while operating a thriving independent music company for three decades. The speech: I am extremely honored to be receiving this award. It means a great deal to me. So–a nice Jewish hippie from Cincinnati and a six-fingered blues guitar player from Mississippi walk into a bar. The six-fingered guitar player...

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