Music Maker is dedicated to the preservation of the Roots, musical traditions that share a birthplace among our nation’s working poor. Our cultural identity is threatened daily as traditional musicians are silenced by poverty and time. Music Maker gives these artists a voice, and ensures they can live out their elder years in safety and comfort.
Acoustic Blues legend Precious Bryant has been a Music Maker partner artist since 1995, but due to her health is no longer able to tour. Last year, we discovered Precious’s living situation was no longer safe, and she would need a new mobile home.
We called out to you, Music Maker’s Friends, and you responded – your gifts enabled us to complete this milestone for Precious this July. Her new home was installed on her ancestral land in Georgia, ensuring she and her son have a comfortable place to live.
Through your support of Music Maker, you ensure the survival of Roots music, and the artists who create it. You can follow Precious’s story on Twitter and share your Music Maker experience with the hashtag #PreciousStory. Please renew your support today, and help us continue our mission in the coming year.