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Making His Debut At 63, Bluesman Says ‘Age Don’t Mean A Thing’

September 26, 2016   [audio mp3="http://www.musicmaker.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/hereandnow_0926_robert-finley-blues-musician.mp3"][/audio] Robert Finley is not your average new artist. At 63, the north Louisiana blues and soul musician has already lived a lifetime. He served as a helicopter serviceman in the Army in the '70s and worked | Read More»
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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 | Read More»
This aerial image shows flooded areas of North Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says more than 1,000 people in south Louisiana have been rescued from homes, vehicles and even clinging to trees as a slow-moving storm hammers the state with flooding. (Patrick Dennis/The Advocate via AP)

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. | Read More»
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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 | Read More»
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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 + | Read More»
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MUSIC MAKER RELIEF FOUNDATION: KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE

July 14th, 2016 / BY BRITTNEY MCKENNA It's no secret that the South is home to some of the greatest musicians around, past and present. From early bluesmen like Robert Johnson to country legends like Hank Williams, the South has produced some of the foremost forebears to our current musical culture. And | Read More»
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Music Maker Blues Revue to Play Swing Wespelaar in Belgium!

The Music Maker Blues Revue featuring Robert Finley, Alabama Slim, Robert Lee Coleman, Albert White, Nashid Abdul-Khalliq will be heading to Belgium to play the Swing Wespelaar Music Festival on August 21st. This will be new partner artist Robert Finley's first time abroad with the Music Maker Blues Revue and | Read More»
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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 | Read More»
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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 | Read More»
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No Depression: Food and Music – A Perfect Combination!

BY SUZE UTTAL MAY 13, 2016 Music and food is a perfect combination of sensual pleasures, and how better to honor that relationship but to create an album of songs related to food! Music Maker Relief Foundation and chef Bill Smith have partnered together to compile the new compilation Biscuits For Your | Read More»

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