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Spencer Branch Releases Album With Music Maker!

Purchase Spencer Branch Here! Spencer Branch by Spencer Branch Recorded in Whitetop Mountain, Virginia Spencer Branch features siblings Kilby Spencer and Martha Spencer along with North Carolina Native, Kelley Breiding. Their music blends original and traditional songs, drawing from the band’s mountain heritage. With thirteen tracks, the album features | Read More»

Beverly “Guitar” Watkins Featured on CNN’s Great Big Story

Beverly Watkins plays a mean blues guitar, and that's putting it mildly. Over six decades of performing, the 77-year-old has opened for Ray Charles, James Brown, BB King and other legendary musicians. She's one of the greatest female blues guitarists, and still plays local gigs in Atlanta. Keep on jamming | Read More»

Watch Robert Finley as Music Maker Relief Foundation Helps Bring His Energy to globalFEST in NYC

Music News | February 16th, 2016 | Brenda Hillegas photo by Tim DuffyRobert Finley plays on the streets in Louisiana where people take photos and give him tips. His music can be best described as “roots soul” which is passionately displayed during his live performances. This guy is a natural and he’s  | Read More»

NPR’s All Songs Considered features the Music Maker Blues Revue

Our Top Discoveries At globalFEST 2016 By Piotr Orlov & Bob Boilen | January 26, 201611:18 AM ET On Sunday, Jan. 17, globalFEST, one of America's premiere showcases of musical talent from around the world, once again took over the three stages at Manhattan's Webster Hall. The one-evening festival has few American rivals in the | Read More»

Music Maker Blues Revue featured in the NY Times!

Globalfest Showcases the Sounds and Traditions of World Music by Jon Pareles | JAN. 18, 2016 Roots were tangled, elastic and portable at this year’s Globalfest, the annual showcase for world music that started in 2003. With 12 overlapping sets on Sunday night at Webster Hall, Globalfest included dance music, protest songs, tradition, fusion, | Read More»

Music Maker featured on Atlanta Public Radio – WABE

Music Maker's new exhibit, Our Living Past: A Platinum Portrait of Music Maker is on display at the Atlanta International Airport until January, 21st 2016. Atlanta's local NPR affiliate WABE did a piece about the exhibit.   Listen here | Read More»

Our Living Past: A Platinum Portrait of Music Maker Featured on TIME

TIME LightBox recently featured Music Maker's new exhibit, Our Living Past: A Platinum Portrait of Music Maker. These Portraits of Southern Blues Musicians Prove That Blues Is Not Dead Oct. 19, 2015 by Eliza Berman Ironing Board Sam began playing the pump organ as a small child in Rock Hill, South Carolina. | Read More»

Ironing Board Sam’s New Album Super Spirit Song Premiere on All Music

All Music gives preview feature for Ironing Board Sam's new record, Super Spirit out October 2nd on Big Legal Mess. Check out the feature here. | Read More»

Our Newport Folk Festival Show Reviewed By Pop Matters

Pop Matters wrote a fantastic piece covering some great shows at the Newport Folk Festival and our set at the Museum Stage got a great mention:   "When I ducked into the Museum stage room around 4 pm, I caught a set from Sammie Moore, aka Ironing Board Sam, a wild | Read More»

Music Maker Featured on WFDD!

Last week Tim did an interview with WFDD in Winston-Salem, NC - the same city where Music Maker was founded. The piece deeply explores the roots and reasons as to why the Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded and the purpose of our photo exhibit - We Are the Music | Read More»

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