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Ironing Board Sam Release Party in Durham 7/20

Celebrate with us at Ironing Board Sam's CD Release Party! Papa Mojo's Roadhouse, Saturday, July 20th, 9:30pm 5410 HWY 55 - Durham $8 Cover Ironing Board Sam is so thrilled about his new, super-packed release, Double Bang! He'll perform tracks from the new album for fans, friends and bystanders at his CD Release | Read More»

Diggin’: Ironing Board Sam’s “Man of the Street”

Listen: Man of the Streets After Ironing Board Sam wrapped up the Music Maker Blues Revue last night in Hillsborough, NC, I hurried up to him to give him a hug before we parted ways for the night. He was riding the high of his performance – and he's a very | Read More»
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Double Bang! is Back!

Ironing Board Sam's newest, most jam-packed album, Double Bang!,  is officially released and available in our music shop. Sam is having an incredible year - he just returned from the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival where he was featured on the cover of the program! Check out this review of Sam's | Read More»
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Your support did it! We met our $80,000 Goal!

Thanks to you, Music Maker received an $80,000 matching donation to close out our fiscal year. The donation, given by several generous Music Maker supporters, was made on the condition that Music Maker raise another $80,000 before June 30th. And with your support, we did! Tim Duffy, our Founder, wants to share | Read More»
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Diggin’: Preston Fulp’s “Careless Love”

Listen: Careless Love As a new intern at Music Makers, I have been introduced to so many great new artists and sounds. A graduate student in the school of social work at UNC Chapel Hill, I am also a long time musician who sings and plays the violin, viola, guitar | Read More»
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Diggin’: “Goog Golly” from Clyde Langford

Listen: Goog Golly Clyde Langford lives in Centerville, Texas, childhood home of blues legend Lightnin’ Hopkins. It was Lightnin’s brother that taught Clyde his first notes on the guitar. Clyde’s style is all his own. When I was a kid riding the bus to school, much to the | Read More»

Carolina Chocolate Drops perform at benefit for MMRF on 9/3!

Get your tickets now! $25 for seated or standing, and $100 for special VIP tickets that include a meet & greet with the Drops! September 3rd, 7:30pm (Doors open 6:30pm) - The Hamilton, Washington DC A benefit for Music Maker Relief Foundation, featuring the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops and R&B | Read More»
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Diggin’: Jerry McCain “This Stuff Just Kills Me”

Listen: This Stuff Just Kills Me When I first started working with blues artists in the early 1990s, Jerry "Boogie" McCain was a legendary mythical figure who lived down in Alabama. I saw on CCN that a fan of his in Philadelphia, PA, heard Jerry's song, "Burn the Crack House | Read More»
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Kickstarter Ends on a High Note – Tom and Sam want to say Thanks!

We cannot believe the outpouring of support from you all for the Kickstarter funding TENTH. It more than DOUBLED its original goal! Check out the video below for a special thank-you from Tom. | Read More»

Diggin’: Major Handy’s “Zydeco Feeling”

Listen: Zydeco Feeling This week’s Diggin’ introduces Major Handy’s track ”Zydeco Feeling.” The first time I saw Major play, I was about a foot away from him, wedged into a booth with my feet trying to avoid the mike cords in front of me and completely captivated by | Read More»

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