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A Thanksgiving Note From Director Tim Duffy

inUncategorizedon November 23, 2020

After 26 years of running the Music Maker Foundation, I have a lot to be thankful for, and most all of it comes down to the laughs and good times I’ve had with Music Maker artists in their homes, and on planes, hotels, and stages. And mostly, I remember the great sense of joy they’ve […]

Music Maker’s Holiday Gift Guide Is Here!

inUncategorizedon November 16, 2020

Here are our suggestions for holiday gifts at every budget. Proceeds from every purchase go directly to help our partner artists — Southern musicians who live on the edge of poverty, but keep our music alive. For the folk music or acoustic blues fan: Etta Baker – Railroad Bill LP – $20 A landmark, essential […]

Bringing Comfort & Joy to the Blues

inArtist Storyon November 9, 2020

I first met Freeman Vines in 2015 at his home in the rural town of Fountain, North Carolina. Vines’ work had slowed down considerably as a result of poor health and isolation—both geographic and social. As Freeman began to show me his guitars, I instantly knew that I was in the presence of a great […]

Alabama Slim Gets Set for a Powerful New Release

inTheir Musicon November 5, 2020

Alabama Slim, a Music Maker partner artist based in New Orleans, has an upcoming album, The Parlor, that takes a rip at President Trump. Music Maker fans might know a bit already about Little Freddie King, the New Orleans bluesman who has been a Music Maker partner artist since 1997. We helped him when he […]

New England-based music teacher Earle Pughe has recently been exploring Music Maker’s catalog and transcribing our Partner Artists’ most iconic performances. We’re putting the material together for a forthcoming songbook that will feature his transcriptions alongside artist bios and stories of the songs.  We caught up with Earle to get his thoughts on the project […]

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