Things haven’t been easy for Ironing Board Sam over the past couple of years. After partnering with Music Maker, Sam’s career got a phenomenal rebirth and he started playing shows all over the world and releasing records again. Sadly, in late 2015 right before the release of his album Super Spirit, Sam suffered a major […]

Diggin’: Taj Mahal – Stagger Lee

inTheir Musicon January 16, 2019

Labor of Love by Taj MahalThere must be thousands of versions of this grisly narrative. One could even argue that Stagger Lee is one of the most widely adopted blues songs in mainstream music. With his encyclopedic knowledge of traditional music, Taj tackles the classic tune with a completely fresh approach. Using artful finger-style picking […]

Music Maker is thrilled to announce that the Como Mamas will be playing the Ryman Auditorium with St. Paul & the Broken Bones on February 7th, 2019. The group represents the deep gospel roots of Como, MS and have been Music Maker partner artists since 2014. This will be their first time playing in Nashville, […]

To the townsfolk of Adamsville, Alabama, Elnora Spencer’s birth was merely a cruel consequence of human nature. Two months premature, she was born to an 11-year-old rape victim and unlikely to survive.  At a meager but mighty 3 lbs 4 ounces Elnora was affectionately nicknamed Rabbit, but in hindsight, she should have been called Phoenix. […]

 Cool John Ferguson can play any style. But when he chooses to go real smooth with his sound he really shines. Match his silky smooth guitar with a Christmas classic and you’ve got yourself a magical holiday pairing. Playing each note with artfully nuanced endearment, Cool John takes you on a musical journey with […]

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