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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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Musician Grants

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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

‘A hard life of bad luck and trouble’ from the News & Observer

ON THE BEAT APRIL 14, 2017 12:00 PM ‘A hard life of...

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The Como Mamas to Play Chicago Blues Festival!

Music Maker is proud to announce that partner artists, The Como Mamas,...

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Tour Schedule

28 Apr 2017

Pat “Mother Blues” Birthday BASH

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

29 Apr 2017

Robert Finley

at the Double Decker Festival in Oxford, MS
Time: 1:00 pm Price: FREE

29 Apr 2017

Harvey Dalton Arnold

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

29 Apr 2017

Robert Lee Coleman

at the Wish of a Lifetime Gala @ the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, CO
Time: 6:00 pm Price: $135/$185/$1665/$2500

11 May 2017

Kickoff Party for Nashville Blooming Festival feat. Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen

at the Nash County Arts Council in Nashville, NC
Time: 7:00 pm Price: FREE

19 May 2017

Freight Train Blues: Pee Wee Hayes & Delta Blues Hog

at the Carrboro Town Commons in Carrboro, NC
Time: 6:30 pm Price: FREE

26 May 2017

Freight Train Blues: Cool John Ferguson & the Branchettes

at the Carrboro Town Commons in Carrboro, NC
Time: 6:30 pm Price: FREE

02 Jun 2017

Freight Train Blues: Alabama Slim & Little Freddie King

at the Carrboro Town Commons in Carrboro, NC
Time: 6:30 pm Price: FREE

08 Jun 2017

Delta Arts Center

at the Delta Arts Center in Winston-Salem, NC
Time: 4:00 pm Price: FREE

09 Jun 2017

Freight Train Blues: Music Maker Blues Revue feat. Albert White, Lil’ Joe & Thomas Rhyant

at the Carrboro Town Commons (Farmers' Market) in Carrboro, NC
Time: 6:30 pm Price: FREE

11 Jun 2017

The Como Mamas

at the Chicago Blues Festival in Chicago, IL
Time: 12:00 pm Price: FREE

16 Jun 2017

Freight Train Blues: Lightnin’ Well & the Glorifying Vines Sisters

at the Carrboro Town Commons in Carrboro, NC
Time: 6:30 pm Price: FREE

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SHOP MUSIC MAKER

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Captain Luke T-Shirt

$20.00

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Etta Baker – Railroad Bill 12” Vinyl

$18.00

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Ironing Board Sam: Super Spirit

$14.00

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We are the Music Makers! 2-CD Set

$15.00

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