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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

Robert Finley & Alabama Slim To Play Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Announces Artist Lineup Featuring Music Maker...

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PREMIERE: The Como Mamas Command You to “Move Upstairs” on New Daptone LP

Continuing the surprisingly rich tradition of musical excellence in Panola County, Mississippi....

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Tour Schedule

31 Mar 2017

The Mix Up Allstar Revue

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

05 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 Hogg

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

26 May 2017

Freight Train Blues: Cool John Ferguson & Lena Mae Perry

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, Harvey Dalton Arnold, Eddie Tigner & Thomas Rhyant

at the Carrboro Town Commons 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

What is worth keeping is worth passing on,

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