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OUR MISSION


The Music Maker Relief Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time.

Music Maker will give future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of America’s musical traditions.

PROGRAMS


CULTURAL ACCESS

Live Performances + Exhibitions + Documentation + Education

MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT

A&R + Instruments + Tour Support + Promotion

MUSICIAN SUSTENANCE

Emergency Aid + Monthly Stipends + Social Services

What We’ve Accomplished


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Performances

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Songs Released

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Artists Supported

Meet the Music Makers

HEAR THE MUSIC MAKERS

“We are the Music Makers” showcases the work we’ve done over our 20-year history. From the most ardent music lover to newcomers to the MMRF mission, this 2-cd album has something for everyone.

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Blog

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Entertainment Weekly previews Robert Finley's latest project for z2 Comics graphic novel Murder...

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Etta Baker To Be Inducted Into the NC Music Hall of Fame

On Thursday, October 19th piedmont blues-woman Etta Baker will be inducted the North Carolina Music...

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Tour Schedule

24 Jul 2017

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

25 Jul 2017

Aubrey Grant

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

27 Jul 2017

Harvey Dalton Arnold

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

28 Jul 2017

Che Apalache

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

29 Jul 2017

ZOOCRÜ

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

01 Aug 2017

Ben de la Cour

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

03 Aug 2017

Gospel Night: The Glorifying Vines Sisters

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

04 Aug 2017

The Buckstankle Boys

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

05 Aug 2017

Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

08 Aug 2017

Chris Watts

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

08 Aug 2017

Levitt AMP Hattiesburg Music Series: The Como Mamas

at the Chain Park in Hattiesburg, MS
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

10 Aug 2017

Alexa Rose

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

11 Aug 2017

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

12 Aug 2017

Abe Reid & The Spikedrivers

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

13 Aug 2017

Live Band Karaoke with Bob Stephens

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 5:30 pm Price: FREE

13 Aug 2017

Regina Folk Festival: The Como Mamas

at the Regina Folk Festival in Regina, Saskatchewan
Time: 7:00 am Price: $65

15 Aug 2017

Tim and Susan Wells

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

17 Aug 2017

Isaac Smith

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

18 Aug 2017

Harvey Dalton Arnold

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

19 Aug 2017

ZOOCRÜ

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

20 Aug 2017

Woolly’s Big Blues Jam

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 5:30 pm Price: FREE

22 Aug 2017

Skyler Drew Foust

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

24 Aug 2017

The Petty Thieves

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

25 Aug 2017

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

26 Aug 2017

NC Stars in the Round: Big Ron Hunter

at the Shakori Hills in Pittsboro, NC
Time: Price: $12 in advance / $17 at gate (kids 12 and under free)

26 Aug 2017

Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 8:30 pm Price: FREE

29 Aug 2017

Ashley Heath

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

31 Aug 2017

Ben Payton

at the The Bullpen in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

12 Oct 2017

Stephenson Memorial Concert: The Como Mamas

at the Berea College in Berea, KY
Time: Price: FREE

15 Oct 2017

The Como Mamas: Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

at the Lafayette Square Park in New Orleans, LA 70116
Time: Price: FREE

22 Oct 2017

The Como Mamas: Monk@100

at the Durham Fruit & Produce Company in Durham, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: $10 (Duke Students)/$25

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SHOP MUSIC MAKER

Captain Luke T-Shirt

$20.00

Etta Baker – Railroad Bill 12” Vinyl

$18.00

Ironing Board Sam: Super Spirit

$14.00

We are the Music Makers! 2-CD Set

$15.00

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