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Don Was joins MMRF Advisory Board!

Don Was, the legendary record producer who has recorded with and produced artists such as Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and B.B. King (pictured here with Don Was), to name a few, has just joined the Music Maker Advisory Board! You might have also seen Mr. Was | Read More»

Keep Music Maker Alive!

Help us reach our $25,000 goal to support the Musician Sustenance program - specifically the Emergency Relief Fund, that assists Partner musicians in crisis due to illness, theft, natural disaster, etc. Donate to Support Sustenance Here. Music Maker steps in and averts disaster to help these musicians continue to create their | Read More»
Cool John Ferguson, Hillsborough, NC

Cool John Plays Celebrate N.C. History Festival

Guitar marvel Cool John Ferguson will be on the Edenton Street music stage at the Celebrate N.C. History Festival on November 5th. The event is a kick-off for the largest exhibit ever at the N.C. Museum of History, which will explore North Carolina throughout the last 14,000 years. The | Read More»

Murphey School Radio Show Coming Soon!

The Old Murphey School will host the Murphey School Radio Show on November 12 and 13, featuring MMRF artist Harvey Arnold. The event, a cross between Saturday Night Live, the Grand Ole Opry and A Prairie Home Companion, will also feature best-selling author Lee Smith and host of WUNC’s The State | Read More»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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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