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Leyla McCalla in Carrboro 3/23

Leyla McCalla will open for Celtic band Lunasa at The Arts Center in Carrboro on March 23rd. Leyla will be joined by fellow MMRF Next Generation artist Cary Morin. Leyla has been on the road with the Carolina Chocolate Drops since 2011, while also working on her own album. Leyla’s | Read More»
Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen III

Pat Wilder and Pat “Mother Blues” Tour Europe in March

Blueswomen Pat Wilder and Mother Blues are in France from March 8th through March 17th, spreading love for the blues worldwide! If you happen to be in France, check out the dates below and head out to a show! 3/8 - Cesson Sévigné - Centra Culturel 3/9 - St Laurent Nouan | Read More»

Ironing Board Sam at SOOTS Fat Tuesday!

Ironing Board Sam will play SOOTS’ Fat Tuesday Film and Music Festival on February 21st! The annual event includes home-made gumbos, sweets, and of course music. The event will be held at Raleigh Charter High School’s new home, 1307 Glenwood Avenue, from 5:30pm - 9pm. Raleigh Charter High School launched | Read More»

Freedmen’s Colony Blues Jam features MMRF artists!

The Eighth Annual Freedmen’s Colony Blues Jam will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the College of the Albemarle, Roanoke Island Campus, Manteo, NC. Ironing Board Sam and Big Ron Hunter will play, along with the local band Old Enough to Know | Read More»

Boo Hanks has great show at Music of the Carolinas!

Boo Hanks performed at PineCone’s Music of the Carolinas series on Sunday, February 12th at the North Carolina Museum of History. He had a wonderful show, which was reviewed by Sheryl Bryant on the Raleigh Music Industry Association’s website here. Since 1998, PineCone and the North Carolina Museum of | Read More»
Taj Mahal photographed in San Francisco, CA June 4, 2008 © Jay Blakesberg/Retna LTD.

PineCone presents Taj Mahal in Raleigh!

The Taj Mahal Trio will close out PineCone’s 2011-12 Down Home Concert Series in Raleigh on February 18th! For more than 40 years, Taj Mahal has been playing and exploring music from around the world. The composer, multi-instrumentalist, and two-time Grammy winner is one of the most prominent and influential | Read More»

Ironing Board Sam plays NC History Museum

Ironing Board Sam will join the lineup for the 11th Annual African American Cultural Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History on Saturday, January 28th. Sam will play from 2:30pm - 3pm on the Staircase Stage as part of the “Celebrate Music and Movement” segment. The festival itself will | Read More»

Dr. Burt featured on BBC News!

MMRF Artist Dr. Burt was interviewed for the BBC News and it appeared online this week! Learn more about Dr. Burt’s life, his involvement with the civil rights movement, and his career since meeting Music Maker. Dr. Burt also explains why the “rough side, not the slick side of | Read More»

Look for Music Maker on the Blues Cruise!

Music Maker Founder Denise Duffy will be on Blues Cruise #18 - if you’ll be on the boat, she would love to see you and say hi! Calling All Blues Societies! Will you be cruising? Denise wants to sit down and talk with you about bringing more live Blues to | Read More»

Lakota John Plays N.C. Museum of History

MMRF Next Generation Artist Lakota John Locklear will be at the N.C. Museum of History on January 8th for PineCone’s Music of the Carolinas Series. Fourteen-year-old Lakota John is a Lumbee/Lakota Native American musician blending traditional styles of the Delta and Piedmont acoustic blues with bottle-neck slide | Read More»

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