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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»

On the Blog: Dom Flemons Writes about Boo Hanks

Dom Flemons was in the Music Maker offices in 2006 when Boo Hanks came in to connect with us. Ever since, the two have had a special partnership, which led to the 2012 release "Buffalo Junction," which they toured together to promote. Check out Dom's memories of hanging out with Boo on | Read More»

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»

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