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Washington Post Writes About ‘Piedmont Blues’

Celebrating a subdued kind of blues By Terence McArdle November 23 Jazz pianist and composer Gerald Clayton will join the Assembly and singer-songwriter Rene Marie for a December concert at Strathmore as part of the Shades of Blues festival. (Timothy Duffy) The Piedmont Blues, a Dec. 10 concert at Strathmore by jazzman Gerald Clayton and The Assembly, combines jazz, traditional…

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Donate on #GivingTuesday & You Will Be Entered To Win These Prizes!

EACH Prize will come with a Bluegrass Situation Hoodie & Coozie Donate HERE! We Are the Music Makers! Book/CD  “We Are The Music Makers: Preserving The Soul Of America’s Music,” written by Timothy and Denise Duffy, features over 65 photographs taken by Tim Duffy over twenty years along with stories and songs. Of the book, B.B. King said, “We are…

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Taj Mahal’s New Vinyl Only Release To Feature Music Maker Artists!

TWO-TIME GRAMMY WINNER, BLUES HALL OF FAMER & AMERICANA MUSIC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER TAJ MAHAL’S STRIPPED DOWN ALBUM ‘LABOR OF LOVE’ OUT DECEMBER 16 ON ACOUSTIC SOUNDS FIRST RELEASE IN FOUR YEARS SET FOR LP, FEATURES SOLO FAVORITES FROM 1998 PLUS COLLABORATIONS WITH MUSIC MAKER RELIEF FOUNDATION ARTISTS PREORDER LABOR OF LOVE HERE Two-time GRAMMY Award winner, Blues Hall…

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Faces of the Blues: Recognizing living talents in the Courier-Journal

Read this great feature from the Courier-Journal in Louisville, KY about our photography exhibit at the Clifton Center: Written by: Elizabeth Kramer | @arts_bureau | 7:01 a.m. EDT November 2, 2016 Etta James, Robert Johnson, B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf are among the world’s best-known Blues musicians – documented in recordings, film and photographs. But for nearly 20 years, Tim Duffy…

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Music Maker Partners with Bull Durham Beer Co. To Open Club In Downtown Durham!

Bull Durham Beer Co., the first brewery in America to operate in a Minor League baseball stadium, will add a second, expanded location in late October. The team behind the popular baseball-themed brew is linking with all-star partners to open a combination beer garden, restaurant and music venue in the ground floor of American Tobacco Campus’ Diamond View III —…

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Robert Finley’s DEBUT Album is Out TODAY!

CD/Vinyl – http://bit.ly/2doUoKZ iTunes – http://apple.co/2cEvruz Spotify – http://spoti.fi/2ccPeAz NPR PROFILES SOUTHERN SOUL MAN ROBERT FINLEY AS HIS DEBUT ‘AGE DON’T MEAN A THING’ OUT TODAY ON BIG LEGAL MESS SINGER DISCUSSES GOING BLIND AS 2ND SYNDICATED RADIO SEGMENT TAPES NEXT WEEK AT MEMPHIS SHOW NPR aired a profile on Robert Finley nationally this week as his debut album ‘Age Don’t Mean a…

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Albert White’s New Release – A Sweat Soaked Night in 1970s Atlanta!

ALBERT WHITE’S NEW RELEASE A SWEAT SOAKED NIGHT IN 1970S ATLANTA This album takes recordings from two different sweat-soaked 70s nights. One, The New Palladium on Bankhead Highway, was the premier venue for the top touring black acts of the day. The Rockers delivered high-energy funk and soul exactly as it’s supposed to be; greasy horns, Hammond B3, passionate vocals,…

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