Hold The Rain by Pura Fé Pura Fé is a musical badass, period. Her singing and Hawaiian lap steel guitar playing are completely unique. Pair that with a super positive message and you’ve got an incredibly inspiring song. Pura Fé isn’t just singing about it either, this powerful woman lives it and serves as an […]

Listening to Precious Bryant with Amythyst Kiah

inTheir Musicon March 15, 2018

 Amythyst Kiah is among the most recognized new voices interpreting, reviving, and reimagining the African American musical tradition. Both a scholar of African American music history and a songwriter in her own right, Kiah’s repertoire balances her own rhythmic, rocking original compositions and stripped-down homages to the folk, old-time, and blues singers whose work made […]

FREIGHT TRAIN BLUES MUSIC SERIES HONORING PIEDMONT BLUES WOMAN ELIZABETH ‘LIBBA’ COTTON CELEBRATES 4th YEAR IN CARRBORO WITH FREE WEEKLY CONCERTS STARTING MAY 19TH Carrboro, N.C., February 16, 2018 – Music Maker Relief Foundation partners with the Carrboro Recreation & Parks Department to have the Freight Train Blues Music Series held at Carrboro Town Commons (Farmer’s Market). This […]

Diggin’: Marie Manning – Hard Luck & Trouble

inTheir Musicon March 8, 2018

Sisters Of The South by Marie Manning The blues, like any great work of art, serves as a mirror for life, giving us the opportunity to process it’s inevitable ups and downs. Hard Luck & Trouble by Marie Manning is the sound of perseverance, an enduring and driving motion towards getting through those tough times. […]

We were quite surprised the other day to learn that Terrence Cunningham, who is Music Maker partner artist Etta Baker’s Great Nephew, was on the NBC TV show, The Voice. His performance floored the celebrity judges and Terrence has made it to the next round on the reality music show, and will be coached by […]


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