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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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Blues Lovers Step Up to Support Musicians Impacted by the Louisiana Flood

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., August 27, 2016 — The Music Maker Relief Foundation has created the Baton Rouge Musicians Fund (BRMF). The fund was created in partnership with the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation and will directly support musicians impacted by the Louisiana Flood. Beginning August 12, 2016, heavy rains fell over the state of Louisiana. The record-breaking flooding, caused by the nearly…

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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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