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Diggin’: Willie King’s “You Got to Boogie”

Listen: You Want to Boogie I’ve been listening to Willie King’s classic blues tune this week – it helps me set the pace for our busy 20th Anniversary year! If my toe is tapping to “You Want to Boogie,” I notice I type faster too. Willie King is no | Read More»
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InstrumentHead Pop-Up Gallery to Benefit MMRF!

Jakprints & Michael Weintrob proudly present… INSTRUMENTHEAD Pop-Up Gallery Debuts in Charleston During Spoleto! Quirky Photography Series Showcasing Musicians From Bootsy Collins To Sol Driven Train Arrives May 30-June 8 On Upper King Street Grand Opening: Friday, May 30 Live Performances by Ironing Board Sam & Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops) at 8 | Read More»
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Diggin’: Whistlin’ Britches “Clickin'”

Listen: Whistlin' Britches - Clickin' I had the pleasure of meeting Haskell "Whistlin' Britches" Thompson on several occasions before his passing. His exuberance for life and incredible aptitude towards "clickin'," a form of mouth music that completely unique to him. Although this track is brief, Whistlin's performance is incredibly unique | Read More»

On the Blog: Berklee Student Explains “Why Music Maker Matters”

Berklee School of Music Student David had an incredibly meaningful trip to the Piedmont region of NC in March. When we asked the students who visited to write about their experience, David jumped at the chance. Check out his blog post here! | Read More»
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Diggin’: John Dee Holeman’s “You Got to Lose, You Can’t Win All the Time”

Listen: Two Train's Runnin' I let fate choose this week's Diggin when I stuck my hand into our set of master CD's and pulled out John Dee Holeman's "You Got To Lose, You Can't Win All The Time."  The guitar riffs at the very beginning of the first track "Two | Read More»
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20th Anniversary Kicks Off April 4th at The Crunkleton!

On April 4th, we celebrate the official Kickoff of Music Maker's 20th Year -  with a free, fun night at The Crunkleton!* Friday, 4/4 7 - 10pm The Crunkleton 320 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC April 4th is a special day for Music Maker; on this date in 1994, we were officially incorporated | Read More»

Diggin’: Guitar Gabriel’s “Let’s Talk It Over”

Listen: Let's Talk It Over I happened to be in my car, stuck in rush hour traffic after a day’s work, when I first heard this wonderful song by Guitar Gabriel. My car’s manual transmission can make these stints on the highway a long game of stop-and-go, but | Read More»

Music Maker Tin Type Exhibit Opens Friday!

Tim Duffy and Aaron Greenhood will exhibit their Tin Type photography at the Skylight Gallery in Hillsborough, NC beginning March 28th. The exhibit will launch with an opening event on March 28th from 6 –9pm, featuring music from Ironing Board Sam. Music Maker Tin Type Exhibit March 28th 6-9pm Music | Read More»

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