Diggin’: Pura Fé – Whole World Down on Me

inTheir Musicon November 13, 2018

Follow Your Heart’s Desire by Pura FéI find myself drawn to this track from Pura Fé’s debut solo album. Her soulful voice and acoustic lap steel slide are soothing, yet the solemn lyrics touch on a haunting past. Pure Fé reminds us that when life’s challenges grind you down, there’s no shame in admitting that you […]

Jimmi Mayes: Sideman to the Stars

inThe Artistson November 12, 2018

The holiday season—a time often equated with comfort and joy—can bring feelings of anxiety and despair when you’re living alone in chronic poverty. This is the case for many of our artists who, despite being among the most important names in America’s musical heritage, find themselves choosing between keeping their instruments and keeping food on […]

Last week we posted on the blog about Robert Finley’s incredible journey and his recent performance at the Beacon Theatre and just when you think things have gotten as good as they can get for Robert Finley, PBS NewsHour runs this incredible feature about Robert’s life and music. To learn more about Music Maker Relief […]

Earlier this year, Music Maker said goodbye to dear friend and pioneering blues woman, Algia Mae Hinton. Since 1994 Algia has been a part of the Music Maker family and although her passing brought many great sadness, her legacy lives on through Music Maker’s albums and videos, and now through a brand new headstone. The headstone was put in place by […]

Double Bang: Big Bang! by Ironing Board Sam Ironing Board Sam’s musical showmanship is unparalleled and inspiring to all who have seen or heard him perform. Sadly in late 2016, just before Thanksgiving and the release of Sam’s album Super Spirit, Sam suffered a major stroke which he is still struggling to recover from. Sam’s […]

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