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Leyla’s CD On Sale Now!

Next Generation Artist Leyla McCalla’s CD is now available in the Music Maker Store! “It’s a beguiling album in the way it pulls the listener in distinct directions. At once unvarnished and sparse, like field recordings in high definition, it’s also rich with the organic suppleness” – Boston Globe “McCalla isn’t simply reclaiming a style of music. She’s also honoring…

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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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Diggin: Cool John’s Classic Holiday

Listen: Cool Yule   Cool John Ferguson’s Holiday album is full of traditional Christmas tunes given a good dose of “Cool” guitar prowess. It also features an original song, “Cool Yule.” We play this so much during December – it’s just classic and perfect for those days you need some amazing guitar and some non-cheesy Holiday cheer. Especially when it…

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Don Was joins MMRF Advisory Board!

Don Was, the legendary record producer who has recorded with and produced artists such as Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and B.B. King (pictured here with Don Was), to name a few, has just joined the Music Maker Advisory Board! You might have also seen Mr. Was on American Idol recently, where he mentored several contestants. Tim Duffy…

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Keep Music Maker Alive!

Help us reach our $25,000 goal to support the Musician Sustenance program - specifically the Emergency Relief Fund, that assists Partner musicians in crisis due to illness, theft, natural disaster, etc. Donate to Support Sustenance Here. Music Maker steps in and averts disaster to help these musicians continue to create their art. Roots music is America’s cultural foundation, and the musicians who…

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