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Give by June 30th and your gift is doubled!

Give today! Calling all Music Maker supporters! Generous Music Maker members have combined forces to propose a matching grant. They will match your gift up to $80,000 if you give by June 30th! These donors want to ensure Music Maker can continue to preserve our Southern Roots by supporting the pioneers | Read More»
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Diggin’: Out of Jail

Listen: Out of Jail Algia Mae Hinton is best known as a skilled guitarist and buck dancer. She often would combine these two to create a show-stopping performance. Perhaps that’s why “Out of Jail,” a track that she recorded in 1998 for Honey Babe, her album with us, is so | Read More»
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MMRF hits the road to visit artists

Several generous supporters are matching your donations this spring. Find out how to make your gift count towards this match! This March, Tim and our interns from France, Simon and Raphael, headed on a trip to Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans, Lafayette and Middlesex, NC to visit with artists. They visited | Read More»

Dispatches from the Road

[nggallery id=9] Check out these photos from the Music Maker Blues Revue's tour of Australia! Aaron is managing the tour and regularly sends us updates. The artists are having a great time engaging new fans of Roots music Down Under. Enjoy! | Read More»
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Locklear Family recording session

Lakota John Locklear is a great example of how the Blues is alive and well among young artists. A Next Generation Artist, and a Blues prodigy at 15 years old, Lakota John's appreciation for and amazing ability to play traditional Blues ensures that this music will continue to thrive and remain | Read More»
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Bon Voyage to MMRF Artists Headed to Australia!

Music Maker Artists Ironing Board Sam, Major Handy, Pat Wilder, Ardie Dean, Dr. Burt, Albert White and Nashid Abdul-Khaaliq are embarking on a ten-day tour of Australia, culminating in a series of performances at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, which is sponsoring the rest of the tour. We are so excited | Read More»
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Diggin’: Baby’s Gone, Soon Be Gone Myself

Listen: Baby’s Gone, Soon Be Gone Myself Jack Owens strips it all away in this rendition of “Baby’s Gone, Soon Be Gone Myself.” His plaintive wailing evokes the feeling of a rural funeral lament that might have been played after losing a loved one, on a porch among | Read More»
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“Dear Mr. Ironing Board Sam”

After Sam visited the Orange County Charter School for the second time, we received a stack of thank-you notes and drawings done for him by the students! Sam was so moved, and we were too - these are really heartfelt and creative. We thought we would share a couple with | Read More»
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Diggin’: “Chapel Hill Boogie”

Listen: Chapel Hill Boogie I'll always have a special place in my heart for Chapel Hill, NC – ask any UNC graduate and they'll say the same. For me it's about more than just school; I grew up in and around Chapel Hill, formed a connection with the town (and its | Read More»
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Diggin’: Mr. Q’s “Don’t Take Your Love From Me”

Listen: Don't Take Your Love From Me Mr. Q’s Cocktail Boogie is an album we had a debate about in the office yesterday. Aaron claimed we didn’t have it, I said we did, but we didn’t have new art for it. I was right! But the fact | Read More»

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