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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»

On the Blog: Women in Blues Spotlight – Etta Baker

March is Women's History Month, and we're spotlighting women in roots and blues on our blog for the next several weeks. This week we've written about Etta Baker, legendary blueswoman whose music inspired Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal, but who only recorded her first album at the age of 78. She | Read More»

Diggin’: Algia Mae’s “Lima Beans”

Listen: Lima Beans We’ve been working to spotlight women in blues and roots on our blog this month, and that has us digging further into the albums from our female artists. Algia Mae Hinton, a friend of Etta Baker, whose profile appears on this week’s blog post, has | Read More»

Berklee Students Perform with John Dee on Friday!

Don't miss this wonderful show with the students from Berklee School of Music and John Dee Holeman!   Friday, March 21st Free! Show begins 9pm   Mystery Brewing Public House 230 South Nash Street Hillsborough, NC | Read More»
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Diggin’: Mr. Q’s “Cocktail Boogie”

Listen: Cocktail Boogie We’ve been working with a lot of photos of Mr. Q lately, and Tim always tells the story of Mr. Q’s hat, which he painted over and over again until it weighed a ton. The paint ensured the hat always looked shiny and new. Every | Read More»

Tim and Corn designed a guitar for David Bryant!

Tim and Corn decorated this guitar for David Bryant last week. He was elated when he received it and said,  "All I'm gonna do is play guitar!" Read about Tim, B and Aaron's visit on the blog here! | Read More»

Berklee Students Visit Music Maker Next Week!

Berklee College of Music’s Country Blues Program will travel to Durham, N.C. from March 20th-23rd to learn about the history of the Piedmont Blues tradition!   The group includes students from across the world that have found an interest in the rural pre-war blues styles of the | Read More»
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Diggin’: Harvey Dalton Arnold’s “King Cotton”

Listen: King Cotton   I was lucky enough to be running the recorder when Harvey recorded "King Cotton." It's a short song with a lot of punch. Harvey writes from his own life experience. Growing up in Eastern Carolina off of old country roads, the house he grew up in | Read More»

On the Blog: B’s Road Trip Memories

B reminisces on the blog about her first road trip as part of the Music Maker team! Check it out here. | Read More»

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