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Ironing Board Sam

Orange Charter School Welcomes Ironing Board Sam

What do 42 Ukuleles, 21 Glockenschpiels, a middle school jazz band and one ironing board have in common? They will be jamming with blues legend Ironing Board Sam throughout the spring term under the direction of music teacher William Dawson at Orange Charter School in Hillsborough, NC. Ironing Board Sam will be | Read More»

Taj Mahal Remembers Precious

Tim, the news of the passing of our dear lady of sweet song and voice underscores the enduring significance of "The Music Maker Foundation." That these amazing people and artists were able to, through your efforts as an organization, live dignified lives and although,in many cases,their golden years, | Read More»

Blues Legend Precious Bryant Passes Away

Music Maker Partner Artist Precious Bryant, (b. January 4, 1942), of Waverly Hall, Georgia, passed away over the weekend, on January 12th, 2013. We at Music Maker, along with the Music Maker artists who encountered Precious, and the fans whose lives she touched, all receive this news with deep sadness. Precious was an | Read More»
Drink Small

It’s Flu Season! Drink Small’s approach to staying germ-free

Tim is down with the flu this week, and while on the phone with him he asked me if I was feeling okay. I told him we'd wiped down the office with Lysol after he went home, so I'm feeling pretty safe. He laughed and said Drink Small would be | Read More»
Bishop Dready Manning

Diggin: Bishop Dready Manning’s “Glory Glory”

Listen: Glory Glory I’d like to believe that Bishop Dready and Sister Marie Manning’s rendition of “Glory, Glory” gives a taste of what salvation must feel like. Bishop Dready and Sister Marie’s singing and playing swells with jubilation, freedom and joyful abandon. What is truly amazing is | Read More»
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Mothers Blues Meets Elvis Recipe

Happy Birthday, Elvis! To celebrate, we have a recipe that Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen sent us a couple months ago for an Elvis-inspired Sandwich.     Let us know if you try it out!     | Read More»
Big Ron

Diggin: How Lucky Can One Man Be

Listen: How Lucky Can One Man Be “How Lucky Can One Man Be” appears on Big Ron’s Music Maker release The Great Unknown.  This week’s dig is an earlier recording. It’s stripped down, Big Ron accompanying himself on guitar only. His delivery has such an intimacy, a | Read More»

Thank You for 2012!

In 2012 Music Maker accomplished so much with your support. Boo Hanks went on tour with Dom Flemons to promote their collaborative album that crossed generational lines. Ironing Board Sam was named Living Blues Comeback Artist of the Year, and we were able to provide Precious Bryant with a safe mobile | Read More»
Rich Henneberry & Captain Luke

Rich Henneberry on his connection with Music Maker

I got in involved with the Music Maker Relief Foundation back in 2005 after seeing a show in Washington, DC. I was so intrigued by the artists, their music and their stories that I had to make Music Maker a bigger part of the annual non-profit donations in my family.I | Read More»
Catherine Elkins & Taj Mahal

Catherine Elkins shares Membership Story

Our capacity to give grows through giving, and my appreciation for Music Maker continues to grow the more I'm involved in supporting the mission. It's truly a mission for all of us.These amazing musicians represent us—as individuals and in relationships, rooted in history and and resonating through our | Read More»

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