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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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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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EXHIBIT PROGRAMS

Music Maker’s exhibition programs educate and engage viewers in the cultural history of America’s music. The blues, gospel and string band traditions of the South have formed a deep aquifer of music that contemporary artists around the world draw from daily. The combination of photography and multi-media materials in each exhibit shine a light on the many unsung heroes that continue to feed these traditions in our nation and asks viewers to reflect on how poverty, geography, and age have limited the exposure of these artists, causing the widespread idea that our musical traditions have “died out”.

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OUR LIVING PAST »

Our Living Past | Fine Art Photography OurLivingPast.com

For a PDF of exhibit details and fact sheets, please click here

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WE ARE THE MUSIC MAKERS »

We Are The Music Makers | Celebrating American Culture WeAreTheMusicMakers.org

For a PDF of exhibit details and fact sheets, please click here

Blog

From the Depths of the Music Maker Catalog: Grotto Sessions

Simon Arcache, Rafael Evrard, and Clement Prunet are true students of American...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: EUROPEAN MUSICIANS CELEBRATE MUSIC MAKER RELIEF FOUNDATION WITH THE ‘GROTTO SESSIONS’

  "a fascinating tribute that feels like a postmodern meditation on the...

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Tour Schedule

16 Nov 2018

Reeves Theater Series: John Dee Holeman w/ Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos

at the Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC
Time: 8:00 pm Price: $10 adv, $12 door

18 Nov 2018

The Rooster’s Wife Series: Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue

at the The Spot in Aberdeen, NC
Time: 6:46 pm Price: $15

17 Nov 2018

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen at the Sunrise Theater

at the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines, NC
Time: 7:30 pm Price: $30 GA, $40 VIP

26 Nov 2018

Oxford American NC Music Issue Celebration

at the Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC
Time: 7:30 pm Price: FREE

01 Dec 2018

Reeves Theater Series: Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue

at the Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC
Time: 8:00 pm Price: $10 adv, $12 door

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SHOP MUSIC MAKER

Captain Luke T-Shirt

$20.00

Etta Baker – Railroad Bill 12” Vinyl

$20.00

Ironing Board Sam: Super Spirit

$12.00

We are the Music Makers! 2-CD Set

$15.00

What is worth keeping is worth passing on,

help preserve American Music

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