Diggin’: Sam Frazier, Jr. – Old Chunk of Coal
inTheir Musicon October 18, 2018
Cabbage Man by Sam Frazier, Jr. Somewhat similar to Johnny Cash’s rendition, Sam Frazier, Jr.’s pared down version of this country classic gets an even more traditional twist by using the the banjo accompaniment of Dom Flemons. Songs of redemption and success are always the best with Old Chunk of Coal being wonderful statement on the importance […]
The Story of Robert Finley: From Busking on the Streets to the Beacon Theatre!
inNewson October 18, 2018
Robert Finley’s talent is undeniable. Music Maker founder Tim Duffy knew this the second he spotted him playing on the street at the King Biscuit Blues Festival. After working to address some of Robert’s basic needs like getting him new teeth and housing, we set him up with his NYC debut at Webster Hall with the Music […]
National Blues Museum Brings Music Maker Photography Exhibit Our Living Past to St. Louis!
inNewson October 17, 2018
St. Louis, M.O., October 12th, 2018 – Timothy Duffy has been photographing musicians in the South for thirty-five years and is the founder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Hillsborough, N.C. that helps elderly musicians meet their basic needs so that they can share their music with the world. The […]
Your Support Puts Food on the Table & Music in People’s Hearts!
inUncategorizedon October 11, 2018
When asked if he has cut his portions to make his food last through the month, Pee Wee Hayes, pictured below, replied, “Yeah, you’ve got to, that’s quite common in life for almost everyone”. Through your support, Pee Wee and our other partner artists receive a monthly stipend from Music Maker to supplement their income, […]
Diggin’: Little Freddie King – Baby Please Don’t Go
inTheir Musicon October 1, 2018
There are only a handful of artists as emblematic of New Orleans culture than Little Freddie King. It’s easy to forget that even in with his flashy zoot suits and hard driving electric blues sound that Little Freddie came up on the farm in McComb, MS. His acoustic version of the blues classic Baby Please […]