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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»


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»

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»

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»

Music Maker Blues Revue to Play Skirball Center in LA

About the Program Celebrate the twentieth anniversary season of the Skirball’s annual Sunset Concerts, a series dedicated to drawing music fans from across greater Los Angeles by showcasing both rising stars and musical greats from around the world. The new season once again features an eclectic lineup of artists | Read More»

The Como Mamas & Dom Flemons To Play Sister Rosetta Tharpe Tribute at the NY Guitar Festival!

Sunday May. 8 2016 8:30 PM Ring The Golden Bells CELEBRATING 101 YEARS OF SISTER ROSETTA THARPE Brookfield Place Winter Garden 230 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281 Tickets: FREE NYGF ‘16 begins with a Mother's Day concert in honor of gospel/blues legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock & | Read More»
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Spencer Branch Releases Album With Music Maker!

Purchase Spencer Branch Here! Spencer Branch by Spencer Branch Recorded in Whitetop Mountain, Virginia Spencer Branch features siblings Kilby Spencer and Martha Spencer along with North Carolina Native, Kelley Breiding. Their music blends original and traditional songs, drawing from the band’s mountain heritage. With thirteen tracks, the album features | Read More»

Beverly “Guitar” Watkins Featured on CNN’s Great Big Story

Beverly Watkins plays a mean blues guitar, and that's putting it mildly. Over six decades of performing, the 77-year-old has opened for Ray Charles, James Brown, BB King and other legendary musicians. She's one of the greatest female blues guitarists, and still plays local gigs in Atlanta. Keep on jamming | Read More»

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