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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

Sam Frazier, Jr. & Ardie Dean to be Inducted into Alabama Blues Hall of Fame!

Partner artists Sam Frazier, Jr. and Ardie Dean will be inducted into...

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Music Maker Says Goodbye to Clyde Langford & Bishop Dready Manning

Gospel Train by Bishop Dready Manning It is with great sadness that...

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Tour Schedule

24 Aug 2017

The Petty Thieves

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

24 Aug 2017

The Glorifying Vines Sisters: Blues to Bop Festival

at the Piazza Riforma in Lugano, Switzerland
Time: 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

01 Sep 2017

Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue

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

02 Sep 2017

Russ Varnell & His Too Country Band

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

05 Sep 2017

Blue Cactus

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

08 Sep 2017

Music Maker Blues Revue

at the Lee Street Theater in Salisbury, NC
Time: 7:30 pm Price: $20

08 Sep 2017

Abe Reid & the Spikedrivers

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

09 Sep 2017

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen

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

10 Sep 2017

Live Band Karaoke with Bob Stephens

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

12 Sep 2017

Skyler Drew Foust

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

14 Sep 2017

Ellis Dyson and the Shambles

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

15 Sep 2017

Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue

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

15 Sep 2017

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen – Coimbra em Blues

at the Conventa Sao Francisco in Coimbra, Portugal
Time: Price:

16 Sep 2017

Harvey Dalton Arnold

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

21 Sep 2017

Shamu Garcon

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

22 Sep 2017

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen

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

28 Sep 2017

David Childers

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

29 Sep 2017

The Oblations

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

30 Sep 2017

Abe Reid & the Spikedrivers

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

What is worth keeping is worth passing on,

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