Our Mission

Music Maker Relief Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, preserves and promotes the musical traditions of the American South. Since 1994 we have partnered with traditional artists over 55 years old who survive on a yearly income of less than $18,000, sustaining their day-to-day needs while building their careers. Through Music Maker, our rich heritage of folk music will not be lost with the passing of time. | Read More»

News & Events

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Songs of the Carolina Twilight This Friday!

Raleigh Charter High School's SOOTS program is holding a concert benefit for MMRF this Friday | Read More»

Diggin': Willie King's "You Got to Boogie"

Listen: You Want to Boogie I’ve been listening to Willie King’s classic blues | Read More»
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InstrumentHead Pop-Up Gallery to Benefit MMRF!

Jakprints & Michael Weintrob proudly present… INSTRUMENTHEAD Pop-Up Gallery Debuts in Charleston During Spoleto! Quirky | Read More»

What's New

Music Maker Begins 20th Year!

On April 4th, 1994, Music Maker Relief Foundation was officially incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit. Two decades later, our unique model of support has helped over three hundred elderly Roots musicians. Stay tuned, because our 20th year will be filled with special events, projects and, of course, music! | Read More»