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John Dee Holeman caps off recent accomplishments with Best of the Triangle finalist

When he wasn't out fishing, John Dee Holeman certainly has had a busy summer. In addition to being featured in an ad campaign for Martin Guitars, in May John Dee performed at the Apollo for The Jazz Foundation of America's annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert to benefit | Read More»

Happy 4th of July!

All of us here at Music Maker hope you had a great 4th of July! This is a great time for us to remember and give thanks for everyone who has served or is serving to protect our country. Music Maker artist Eddie Tigner enlisted in the military as a | Read More»

Roots and Leaves Series wraps up, thank you for all who came out!

Our Roots and Leaves Concert Series in Chapel Hill has concluded, and, despite one performance canceled by a sudden thunderstorm, it was a wonderful month of shows! The program, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Strowd Rose Foundation, with support from Market Street at Southern Village, | Read More»
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Music Maker Stage at Southern Miss Roots Festival

Music Maker is partnering with the University of Southern Mississippi to bring the Music Maker Stage to the Southern Mississippi Roots Festival this October! The Music Maker Stage will showcase a broad view of Southern music through a great lineup of performers. The Music Maker Stage will be outdoors in | Read More»

The Nashville Bridge writes about Boo & Dom

Boo and Dom's album, Buffalo Junction, was mentioned on The Nashville Bridge! Check out the post here for a great photo of Boo & Dom in New Orleans in 2008. The Nashville Bridge, a blog about the Nashville music scene, is read in more than 45 countries every month. | Read More»
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Great review of Georgia Drumbeat!

Pomroy Blues & Jazz Society has written a wonderful post about James Davis, his album Georgia Drumbeat, and Music Maker's mission. We want to thank them so much! Check out the post here. | Read More»

Boo Hanks and Dom Flemons Collaborative Album Released!

Boo Hanks grew up sharecropping in Vance County, N.C., where he learned to play guitar. Music Maker has helped Boo go from being heard only in his community to playing for thousands at shows and festivals across the country and around the world. Dom Flemons, who won a Grammy | Read More»

Music Maker Rocks Tinner Hill

Thanks to the Tinner Hill Blues Festival for putting on an awesome event! Ironing Board Sam, Big Ron Hunter, Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen and Sol performed at the festival this past weekend. Big Ron even hosted a songwriting workshop, where audience members got to hear about his process and then | Read More»
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Jazz Foundation helps MM help artists

The Jazz Foundation's Agnes Varis Jazz and Blues in the Schools Program creates performance and teaching opportunities for elderly artists who still have so much to give back to their communities. Ironing Board Sam, Alabama Slim, Eddie Tigner, Dr. Burt, Boo Hanks, and John Dee Holeman will now have more | Read More»
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Ironing Board Sam, a song a day, for life

On the final day of May, Ironing Board Sam recorded new tracks in the former Music Maker studios. Just a few days before Music Maker had me bring a handful of pens to Ironing Board Sam.  Sam said he had never bought a pen in his life and for the | Read More»

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