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Diggin’: Benton Flippen’s “Benton’s Dream”

  You could say that my long journey to Music Maker started at the Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention which also happened to be old time fiddler Benton Flippen's home. My immersion in old time and folk music happened fast as I began playing and attending more and more fiddler's conventions. | Read More»
Beverly Watkins

Hang Out with Music Maker in NYC 8/9 – 8/10!

Music Maker Events in NYC August 9th & 10th Join us for a celebratory weekend! Saturday - August 9th   4pm - Meet up with MM staff for a tour of We Are the Music Makers! exhibit NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center 40 Lincoln Center Plaza & | Read More»

Dom Flemons’ CD Release Party Friday in Durham!

Come out and celebrate Dom Flemons' upcoming release, Prospect Hill! You can preview the album on USA TODAY here. And you can pre-order the album on our store here! John Dee Holeman will open the show - don't miss this awesome evening of music! Fri, July 18, 2014 Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm | Read More»

Diggin’: Two Trains Runnin’

Listen: Two Trains Runnin’   Last Saturday night the Music Maker team headed down to Southern Pines for their Annual Blues Crawl, which this year featured Music Maker artists for the entire lineup. A dozen performers, eight venues, a whole town basically taken over by Music Maker! It was great. | Read More»

Erica Loves the Blues!

“The blues tell you the truth,” the woman on the screen said with conviction. Even though I was watching Precious Bryant’s nearly twenty year-old interview on a giant iMac screen, it felt as if she was speaking directly to me.   I’ll admit– up until this summer, I | Read More»

Journey to “We Are the Music Makers!”

Our We Are the Music Makers! exhibit has been a year and change in the making. Really, the idea has been ruminating for all the years I have been a part of the Music Maker team, but began to take real shape last spring, as we planned out our 20th | Read More»

On the Blog: Ironing Board Sam & the Sticks

Check out the story behind Ironing Board Sam's incredible new album, here! | Read More»
Cool John Ferguson, Hillsborough, NC

Video Diggin’: Cool John’s “Hey Joe”

This year, we’ve been able to hang with Cool John a lot, for which we are very grateful. Back in April, Cool John and his wife Shirley were both with me at Byron Bay Bluesfest. Our conversations focused on food, in particular, the abundant seafood practically crawling onto the | Read More»
como mamas

Video Diggin’: Como Mamas’ New One!

The Como Mamas - Meet Me At The River Being in the room while these five women sang was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. The lead singer, Esther, sang with Mississippi gravel in her throat while the four others backed her powerful voice with the most | Read More»

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