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Musician Doria Roberts donates to MMRF with new album

Internationally touring singer songwriter Doria Roberts has come out with a new release, a tribute to the late Civil-Rights-era folk artist Odetta Holmes, entitled “Blackeyed Susan.” $5.00 from each CD of the first 1,000 sold will be donated to Music Maker. The specialty package was designed by Grammy Award Winning designer Susan | Read More»
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Guitar Raffle Winner Announced!

October 5, 2011 Several weeks ago, a generous supporter donated a Johnson Tricone 999 guitar to benefit our Musician Sustenance program, and the raffle tickets for the guitar sold out within days of the announcement! We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the guitar is Stephanie Ann! Stephanie Ann, you will | Read More»
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Jubilee Featured in the Herald-Sun!

Cliff Bellamy of the Durham Herald-Sun wrote a wonderful piece on the Music Maker Jubilee coming up this weekend! Take a look at the article here. | Read More»
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Robert Lee Coleman Plays with Al De Meola!

Robert Lee Coleman will play tomorrow, September 21st, with Al De Meola at Paul Reed Smith’s annual event the Paul Reed Smith Experience! Guitar enthusiasts, guitar dealers and distributors and PRS Signature Club Members come from all over the world to enjoy the event. Now they’ll get to | Read More»
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Essie Mae Brooks Celebrates 36 Years!

Essie Mae Brooks is celebrating 36 years of sharing her powerhouse voice and evocative gospel songs with her church this week! Essie is overjoyed to have been able to perform with her congregation for over three decades, though she has been performing for family and friends since she was 5. The anniversary | Read More»
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Captain Luke and Big Ron’s Music Featured at VFMA!

Earlier this summer, MMRF Artists Captain Luke and Big Ron composed music for an art installation at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The original composition was created for the lyrics of Rene Balcer’s poem “Backbone” and will be accompanying the art piece “Tobacco Project.” The piece explores the | Read More»
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Capitol Blues Night in DC October 4th

Capitol Blues Night is back! Clyde’s of Gallery Place in Washington, D.C. will host the event Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets include beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres and music by MMRF artists Cool John Ferguson and Captain Luke- you can be sure there will be | Read More»

Tribute to Rudy Norman Raises Funds for MMRF

If you’re in the Norfolk, VA area and looking for some blues this Friday night, come out to Mojo Bones to celebrate the life of Rudy Norman. The event will raise funds for Music Maker in Rudy’s name. Show starts at 8 p.m., the Michael Clark Band will | Read More»
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Herald Sun Features Tap the Blues!

MMRF is collaborating with the NC Youth Tap Ensemble to present “Tap the Blues” on November 11th, an event featuring legends of the blues and the future of tap dancing together in a night of live dancing and music. MMRF artists have been collaborating with the youth tap dancers to | Read More»
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Get Your Jubilee Tickets!

Don’t miss the Music Maker Jubilee: Celebrating Piedmont String Bands at the Old Murphey School in Durham, N.C. on September 24th, 2011! Reserve your spot now -  click here! Hosted by Grammy winner Justin Robinson, the Jubilee will combine multiple string band styles into one spectacular evening for the | Read More»

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