Sam Frazier, Jr. is a powerful vocalist, with a lilting drawl that whines, growls and whistles through a smile neatly tucked under his pristine ten gallon hat. He’s a careful study that can blow a delicate melody with his harmonica and a sensitive songwriter that evokes country music’s cherished conventions; that timeless recipe of profound […]

The Blues is Life Giving Music for Eddie Tigner

inThe Artistson December 13, 2018

Eddie Tigner is a longtime Music Maker artist, a national treasure, and a living legend. Born in 1926, Eddie is approaching his 93rd birthday. With each passing year, this original Ink Spot and Atlanta mainstay keeps performing and only gets better. As long as Eddie performs, he is sustained by the music. After noticing he […]

Introducing: Sandra Hall, Empress of the Blues

inThe Artistson December 11, 2018

Not many people have had careers as long and as varied as Sandra Hall, “The Empress of the Blues.” Her career in the music industry began when she was just 12 years old, and it has never stopped: much like her father, the preeminent pianist Eddie Tigner. Sandra began performing gospel at the age of […]

Preorder your Blue Muse book & CD package – HERE! Music Maker Relief Foundation is thrilled to announce that we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary with BLUE MUSE: a new compilation album, photography book published by UNC Press, and exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The book features photos of our partner artists taken by Music […]

Chapel Hill, N.C., October 8th, 2018 – Timothy Duffy has been photographing musicians throughout the Southeastern U.S. for over thirty years. His upcoming book, Blue Muse: Timothy Duffy’s Southern Photographs ($60, hardcover), features portraits of blues, jazz, gospel and folk musicians and places they live and perform. The artist’s monograph will be released on February […]


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