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Diggin’: “Big Stuff”

Listen: "Big Stuff" I recall walking into the Music Maker offices in the Spring of 2010, sitting down at my desk and hearing loosely arranged acoustic guitar playing on the computer from Tim's desk. The recording would fade in and out between complete musical abstraction and undefinable patterns that floated on | Read More»
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Diggin’: Ironing Board Sam’s Christmas Medley

Listen: Christmas Medley As a Jewish boy, Christmas music always seemed to wag a finger at me. I hated the Santa Claus conspiracy and pitied my cousins for believing in such a fallacy. I still haven’t totally forgiven my uncle, whom I considered one of the greatest proponents and | Read More»
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Lakota John and Kin Album Release!

We're excited to announce the debut album from Lakota John & Kin! Although Lakota John released a solo album two years ago, this is the family's first as a group. Mama Tonya, Papa John and Sister Layla join the 16-year-old guitar prodigy, and their family bond is unmistakable. Lakota John | Read More»

Music Maker Gift Guide!

Stumped about what to get your loved ones? New to Music Maker's immense CD collection? The Gift Guide can help! We've chosen Music Maker favorites in a variety of categories, and provided some guidance to help you decide on some music! Check out the .pdf of the gift guide below  | Read More»

Order Gifts by 12/16 to Ensure Xmas Delivery!

  We're all set to be your Santa's helpers - but in order to ensure your orders get to you in time for Christmas, please place your order no later than 5pm on December 16th! Check out all the wonderful items we have for your family and friends - and | Read More»

On the Blog: Ironing Board Sam’s Universe Pendant

Music Maker has a special addition to our store this Holiday season - a silver pendant designed by Ironing Board Sam. Aaron wrote about how Sam designed the pendant, and why, as a lot of people have asked us about it. Check out the blog here, and remember, we only | Read More»
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Boo Hanks At Home With “Pickin’ Low Cotton”

Thank you so much to everyone who has made an Annual Fund, purchased something in our store, or has just wished us well - the response to our Black Friday sale and #GivingTuesday was wonderful. We truly appreciate all your support! So does Boo Hanks, and he wanted to play | Read More»
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Black Friday Deals!

Check out our Black Friday Deals! You can do all your shopping with us this year! Music Maker Staff Favorites on sale - half off our staff's top ten! Free shipping on the Ironing Board Sam Pendant and all Wet Plate Photographs! Listener's Circle is on sale for $300 ($60 savings!) | Read More»

We’re Thankful for YOU This Thanksgiving!

We wanted to make sure you know how much we value you, our supporters. Every one of us, from staff to board members to artists, will be thanking you at our tables this year. Your support means that we have spent 20 years revitalizing careers, documenting talented artists, and helping musicians | Read More»

Diggin’: John Lee Zeigler “Listen Mr. DJ”

Listen: Listen Mr DJ John Lee Zeigler, from Kathleen, GA played guitar upside-down and backwards in a style that directly reflects African griot traditions. In the late 1960s George Mitchell recorded Zeigler, and in the 1990s Tim followed George’s footsteps through the music of the South. During several visits, | Read More»

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