Category Archives: Artists

Lakota John and Kin Album Release!

We’re excited to announce the debut album from Lakota John & Kin! Although Lakota John released a solo album two years ago, this is the family’s first as a group. Mama Tonya, Papa John and Sister Layla join the 16-year-old guitar prodigy, and their family bond is unmistakable. Lakota John and Kin offers a blend of Native American harmonies and traditional…

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Leyla McCalla in Carrboro 3/23

Leyla McCalla will open for Celtic band Lunasa at The Arts Center in Carrboro on March 23rd. Leyla will be joined by fellow MMRF Next Generation artist Cary Morin. Leyla has been on the road with the Carolina Chocolate Drops since 2011, while also working on her own album. Leyla’s perfomance at The ArtsCenter will showcase her original compositions inspired…

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Ironing Board Sam at SOOTS Fat Tuesday!

Ironing Board Sam will play SOOTS’ Fat Tuesday Film and Music Festival on February 21st! The annual event includes home-made gumbos, sweets, and of course music. The event will be held at Raleigh Charter High School’s new home, 1307 Glenwood Avenue, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Raleigh Charter High School launched the student-driven Sustaining Roots Music Community Project (SOOTS) in 2006…

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Boo Hanks has great show at Music of the Carolinas!

Boo Hanks performed at PineCone’s Music of the Carolinas series on Sunday, February 12th at the North Carolina Museum of History. He had a wonderful show, which was reviewed by Sheryl Bryant on the Raleigh Music Industry Association’s website here. Since 1998, PineCone and the North Carolina Museum of History have partnered to present The Music of the Carolinas Series…

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PineCone presents Taj Mahal in Raleigh!

The Taj Mahal Trio will close out PineCone’s 2011-12 Down Home Concert Series in Raleigh on February 18th! For more than 40 years, Taj Mahal has been playing and exploring music from around the world. The composer, multi-instrumentalist, and two-time Grammy winner is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. With…

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Dr. Burt featured on BBC News!

MMRF Artist Dr. Burt was interviewed for the BBC News and it appeared online this week! Learn more about Dr. Burt’s life, his involvement with the civil rights movement, and his career since meeting Music Maker. Dr. Burt also explains why the “rough side, not the slick side of the mountain” is actually the best one in life. To watch…

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