Category Archives: Press

Gearing Up for the Blues Crawl

Yesterday, Music Maker Artist Services Coordinator Aaron Greenhood and Program Associate Rebecca (B) Parsons met with the Sunrise Preservation Group in Southern Pines, NC. They met to plan for the annual Blues Crawl, and this is the first year that Music Maker is the exclusive booking source for the event. Blues Crawl venues include the Sunrise Theater, Eye Candy, the…

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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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Going Up

By Cliff Bellamy cbellamy@heraldsun.com; 419-6744 CHAPEL HILL – Samuel Moore, better known as Ironing Board Sam, takes a notepad from a reporter and draws a diagram of a keyboard he created years ago, after his Hammond B3 burned up in a fire. Over coffee, Sam explains how he took some telephone wire, a board and some thumbtacks, soldered the wire…

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Captain Luke and Big Ron’s Music Featured at VFMA!

Earlier this summer, MMRF Artists Captain Luke and Big Ron composed music for an art installation at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The original composition was created for the lyrics of Rene Balcer’s poem “Backbone” and will be accompanying the art piece “Tobacco Project.” The piece explores the production and culture of tobacco as seen through the eyes of…

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Herald Sun Features Tap the Blues!

MMRF is collaborating with the NC Youth Tap Ensemble to present “Tap the Blues” on November 11th, an event featuring legends of the blues and the future of tap dancing together in a night of live dancing and music. MMRF artists have been collaborating with the youth tap dancers to create unique performance pieces – recently the Durham Herald-Sun visited…

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Alabama Slim and Little Freddie King’s Music Featured in “Redemption Road”

In Mario Van Peebles’ new film “Redemption Road,” two seemingly different men (Academy Award Nominee Michael Clarke Duncan, Morgan Simpson) embark on a music-steeped journey through the American South, learning along the way that life isn’t about where you end up – it’s how you get there that matters. “Redemption Road” features music from Country to the full scope of…

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MMRF Supporter Passes Away

It is with great sadness we bid farewell to Music Maker friend and fishermen Don Delavergne of West Hampton, NY. Don was an enthusiastic music lover and an ardent sportsman. He won the Most Sailfish Award at our 2010 Fishin’ Blues Tournament in Guatemala. He was a terrific, true friend to many. We will miss his ample humor and big-hearted…

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