Author Archives: Whitney Baker

Robert Finley – Age Don’t Mean A Thing

“MORE THAN CONVINCING” (NY TIMES) MAJOR NEW SOUL VOICE ROBERT FINLEY MAKES RECORDED DEBUT AT 62 ON FAT POSSUM IMPRINT BIG LEGAL MESS FORMER US ARMY SERVICEMAN & LOUISIANA CARPENTER TURNS TO MUSIC CAREER, MUSIC MAKER RELIEF FOUNDATION AS HE FACES TROUBLES WITH HIS VISION September 30 will see the emergence of a major new soul music voice with Robert…

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The Como Mamas Head to Canada!

The Como Mamas are a lifelong gospel trio from Como, MS. They have been working with Music Maker for over 2 years and have since played on some of the biggest stages in the world, including the Apollo Theater. On August 6th the Como Mamas will play at the Burnaby Roots + Blues Festival in Burnaby, British Columbia – Canada.…

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Music Maker Partners with Duke Performances for Piedmont Blues

Piedmont Blues is a live concert presentation led by celebrated jazz pianist / composer / bandleader Gerald Clayton that explores the essence and impact of the Piedmont blues. The project features The Assembly — a nine-piece band band led by Clayton and including vocalist Lizz Wright and tap dancer Maurice Chestnut. The presentation has been conceived and developed by Clayton…

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NEA Grant Sends Music Maker to Kentucky!

More Than $82 Million Awarded for Arts Projects Nationwide Includes $15,000 awarded to Music Maker Relief Foundation Hillsborough, NC —National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $15,000 to…

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Music Maker Blues Revue to Play Skirball Center in LA

About the Program Celebrate the twentieth anniversary season of the Skirball’s annual Sunset Concerts, a series dedicated to drawing music fans from across greater Los Angeles by showcasing both rising stars and musical greats from around the world. The new season once again features an eclectic lineup of artists who tap into traditional roots music for inspiration while forming their…

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The Como Mamas & Dom Flemons To Play Sister Rosetta Tharpe Tribute at the NY Guitar Festival!

Sunday May. 8 2016 8:30 PM Ring The Golden Bells CELEBRATING 101 YEARS OF SISTER ROSETTA THARPE Brookfield Place Winter Garden 230 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281 http://www.artsbrookfield.com/event/newyorkguitarfestival/ Tickets: FREE NYGF ‘16 begins with a Mother’s Day concert in honor of gospel/blues legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock & roll. She was America’s first national gospel star, and…

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Spencer Branch Releases Album With Music Maker!

Purchase Spencer Branch Here! Spencer Branch by Spencer Branch Recorded in Whitetop Mountain, Virginia Spencer Branch features siblings Kilby Spencer and Martha Spencer along with North Carolina Native, Kelley Breiding. Their music blends original and traditional songs, drawing from the band’s mountain heritage. With thirteen tracks, the album features Martha and Kelley’s entrancing harmonies backed by their skillful banjo and…

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