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Diggin’: Dr. Dixon and Harvey Dalton Arnold’s “Rollin’ and Tumblin’”

Listen: Dr. Dixon and Harvey Dalton Arnold’s “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” The past few days we’ve been welcoming Dr. Dixon, Bh.D, into the Music Maker family, and what better way to kick off our new relationship than introducing him to one of our favorite artists, Harvey Dalton Arnold. | Read More»
Dr. G.B. Burt

Dr. Burt Will Be Missed

Dr. Burt passed away last week after a battle with cancer. We were all saddened to hear this, and Tim wrote the following to commemorate him: Dr. Burt was a dear friend to everyone that he met. He opened his home and his heart to all the Music Maker interns | Read More»

Party with the Music Maker Party Pack – Free!

Want the Music Maker Party Pack? You get it free if you let us know you'll be raising funds for Music Maker at your party! Email and tell us how many people you'll be hosting!   | Read More»

Diggin’: Precious Bryant’s “Can’t Stand To Let You Go”

Listen: Can’t Stand To Let You Go Many times I let my co-workers choose the music we listen to in the office since, before working for Music Maker, I had very little working knowledge of Roots music. I listened to everything – I just didn’t know much of anything. | Read More»

On the Blog: Tim Talks About Discovery Artists

Many times when an artist passes away, Tim is asked "is that it? Is this the end of the music?" Tim addresses that concern and the answer is no - we have much more work to do and many more artists out there playing traditional Roots music. There are many " | Read More»
Tim & Guitar Gabe by Kevin Hoppe

Diggin: Guitar Gabriel’s “Summertime”

Listen: Summertime There is something spooky about Guitar Gabriel’s “Summertime”. “Summertime” is a George and Ira Gershwin song from the musical Porgy and Bess. It is one of the most recorded songs in history according to Wikipedia. On this recording, Michael Parrish plays piano and Mark Levinson sits in | Read More»

Adolphus Bell Passes Away

We heard, sadly, that Adolphus Bell passed away this morning. Last week Aaron, Ardie Dean and I all met up in Birmingham to see our old friend. His four-year fight with lung cancer had taken a turn for the worse and he was fighting pneumonia. Despite his tough situation, Adolphus | Read More»
Lou Reed

MMRF Sad to Hear of Lou Reed’s Passing

We here at Music Maker are very sorry to hear of the passing of Lou Reed. Back at the beginning of Music Maker, Mark Levinson invited Lou and Laurie Anderson to Cello Studios in NYC to listen to country bluesmen Neal Pattman and Cootie Stark do a recording session with | Read More»

Miss Ironing Board Sam on NPR? Check it out online!

Last January Ironing Board Sam appeared on The State of Things with Frank Stasio - they aired the segment again today, right before TENTH debuts in its first screening in Durham NC! (Details here.) If you missed Ironing Board Sam on NPR, make sure you click here to listen to | Read More»
Double Bang Cover

Ironing Board Sam’s Double Bang Reviewed in Clarion Ledger!

We have all been loving Ironing Board Sam's recently released album Double Bang! It is a truly amazing blend of Sam's first CD on the MMRF lable, Going Up!, new album Big Bang!, and 45s Sam recorded in the 1970s. There is so much music on this thing, some of | Read More»

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