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Gearing Up for the Blues Crawl

Yesterday, Music Maker Artist Services Coordinator Aaron Greenhood and Program Associate Rebecca (B) Parsons met with the Sunrise Preservation Group in Southern Pines, NC. They met to plan for the annual Blues Crawl, and this is the first year that Music Maker is the exclusive booking source for the event. | Read More»

Diggin': “God Don’t Like It”

Listen: God Don't Like It I first heard of Elder Anderson Johnson when I was interning at Music Maker last spring. My task was to transcribe an interview that Tim and Axel Kustner recorded back in the '90s and to write a biography of Elder Anderson and his relationship | Read More»
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Cruise with the Blues! Still time to enter to win!

We're drawing the winner of the Blues Cruise on January 15th, 2014 in Music Maker's Hillsborough office! There's still time to enter to win, and all purchases go to support Music Maker's mission of sustaining our Southern Roots. The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise sets sail January 18 - 25th 2015! Departing from | Read More»

On the Blog: Tim’s Christmas with Cootie

You may remember it as an iconic Christmas album, but Tim remembers it as a great meeting of musicians one Holiday season that led to a classic recording - one of Music Maker's favorites. Read more here! | Read More»

Still time to get something for YOU in the MM Store!

Is everyone on your list taken care of? It's time to take care of YOU! We've got the albums you'll love, plus things like the Blues Cruise Raffle and Ironing Board Sam's Universe Pendant! Check out the store here! | Read More»

On the Blog: Recording a Christmas Album with Ironing Board Sam

One thing that you can definitely say about Ironing Board Sam - he loves Christmas music, because he loves seeing people smile. The other night, while Aaron and Tim were busy with a tintype session, they divided up the studio so Sam could simultaneously record a Christmas album (coming next | Read More»

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»

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