How We Helped:Since joining the Music Maker family in 1995, “Boogie” has received monthly grants for medicine and food, an emergency relief grant after a car accident, and the opportunity to record 3 CDs. Music Maker has also helped him arrange shows at Portsmouth Blues Festivals, and he is featured in the book Music Makers: Portraits and Songs from the Roots of America.
More About Jerry “Boogie” McCain:
He began recording in the early 1950s for the Trumpet label, making records of his unique blend of country swing and down-home blues. In 1955, he recorded for the Excello label, and he has continued making great records from the 1960s up until present day.
Though he didn’t consider himself a part of the civil rights movement, he did support its goals, even helping with the caravan that escorted Martin Luther King, Jr., from Birmingham to Gadsden in June 1963.
– Tim Duffy