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Watch: Short Little Freddie King Documentary

Former MMRF Intern and Filmmaker Tom Ciaburri made this short documentary of Little Freddie King, where he talks about his two-wheel Cadillac, the Blues and living in the south. Check it out!   | Read More»
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On the Blog: Hanging in the NOLA Musicians Village

Day three of the Music Maker Road Trip saw Tim, Aaron and B in New Orleans visiting several artists, including Little Freddie King. Read about their stop in NOLA on the blog! | Read More»

Diggin': Etta Baker’s “Carolina Breakdown”

Listen: Carolina Breakdown Etta Baker has been playing guitar since she was three, and it's obvious.  Carolina Breakdown is one of her best.  Maybe it's because I can't listen to it without tapping my feet.  Maybe it's because the melody gets stuck in my head all day.  Or maybe I'm | Read More»

Welcome B!

B (right) and David Bryant My name is Rebecca Parsons but I go by my nickname “B.” I’m originally from New York, but just recently moved to Hillsborough, NC to work for Music Maker Relief Foundation. I'm passionate about the arts, particularly music, and I love to travel and | Read More»

Karen, MMRF volunteer, hosts exhibition in Hillsborough!

MMRF volunteer Karen Mack and her husband Greg are curating a 40-piece exhibition of folk art hosted by The Orange County Main Public Library in Hillsborough, NC. “Road Trip: Folk Art from Mike’s Art Truck” will run from January 24 through March 24. Longtime collectors of “outsider art” and friends of | Read More»
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On the Blog: The First Day on the Road – Drink Small

  Tim, B and Aaron went out on the road last week, visiting Music Maker artists across the South. Along the way they visited artists, worked to help them meet their needs, recorded and documented them, and got caught up on these artists lives. We wanted to share these visits | Read More»

Music Maker Road Trip

In early 2014, Tim, B and Aaron took a road trip through the South visiting Music Maker artists - the first of many such trips planned for our 20th year. These trips allow us to visit artists in their own homes and communities, giving us the best sense of how we | Read More»

Leyla’s CD On Sale Now!

Next Generation Artist Leyla McCalla's CD is now available in the Music Maker Store! "It’s a beguiling album in the way it pulls the listener in distinct directions. At once unvarnished and sparse, like field recordings in high definition, it’s also rich with the organic suppleness" - Boston | Read More»
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Diggin': Drink Small’s “Drink Blues”

Listen: "Drink Blues" Drink Small is a classic bluesman - and his “Drink Blues” is definitely a classic Blues tune. This track is one I’ve listened to many times since starting at Music Maker, and it’s always one I’ve identified as something I would have been able | Read More»
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Blues Cruise – We have a winner!

  Thank you SO much for your support by purchasing our Blues Cruise Raffle Tickets! Music Maker Next Generation Artist Cary Morin was in the office today and helped us draw the lucky winner this afternoon at 2:30pm - and the winner is: (drumroll) Glenn Martin of Durham! Glenn, expect | Read More»

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