Don’t Mess With Miss Watkins by Beverly “Guitar” Watkins For me, this song is the highlight of Don’t Mess with Miss Watkins. Listening to this blues guitar virtuosa assert her place in the spotlight, you can clearly visualize her wielding her trademark red Fender Mustang and lighting up the Atlanta Underground. Miss Watkins said it best: there’s no doubt that “Red Mama’s back in town […]

Simon Arcache, Rafael Evrard, and Clement Prunet are true students of American music. The latter two from Southern France and the former a Parisian, they have visited and lived in Hillsborough, NC and New Orleans on and off for years and traveled extensively in between the two locations. As interns at Music Maker, Simon and […]

  “a fascinating tribute that feels like a postmodern meditation on the legacy of American blues” – Glide Magazine Get an exclusive listen of the Grotto Sessions via Glide Magazine – HERE. Grotto Sessions is a digital only release out November 16th! Pre-order: bandcamp – iTunes – Spotify –    

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 […]


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