PLAYLIST: Blues Women

inTheir Musicon January 15, 2020

Over the years Music Maker has partnered with some unbelievable female artists. From the subtle acoustic stylings of Algia Mae Hinton to the ripping electric blues of Beverly “Guitar” Watkins. Listen to some of these amazing women in the playlist below.

TURNER CONTEMPORARY TO SHOWCASE ARTISTS AND MAKERS FROM AMERICA’S DEEP SOUTH IN GROUND-BREAKING EXHIBITION WE WILL WALK Turner Contemporary will showcase the work of artists and makers from the Deep South in We Will Walk – Art and Resistance in the American South (7 February 2020 – 3 May 2020). The exhibition is the first of its kind […]

PLAYLIST: Ironing Board Sam ESSENTIALS

inTheir Musicon January 9, 2020

Ironing Board Sam embodies the spirit of New Orleans with his boogie woogie piano and fantastical performance style. This playlist is just a smattering of some of Sam’s finest recordings – from pared down solo ballads like Somewhere Over the Rainbow to big band vintage studio tracks like Man Of the Street and Non Support. […]

Artist Spotlight: Essie Mae Brooks

inTheir Musicon December 16, 2019

With our 25th anniversary upon us, we reflect on some of the musicians that have been with us since the beginning. Essie Mae Brooks has been a Music Maker partner artist since 1995. Her original, soul-filled gospel music was born out of an agrarian life deep in Central Georgia in the town of Perry, right […]

Freeman Vines: Aging in Isolation

inTheir Needson December 2, 2019

As our partner artists get older and they are unable to perform as much, if at all, due to aging related issues, they become susceptible to isolation. Research links isolation to a variety of physical and mental ailments, and these impacts are especially acute for senior citizens. Social isolation and loneliness are associated with high […]

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