Archive From May, 2020

  Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen takes the spotlight in this feature from PBS NewsHour. A partner artist since 2005, Pat is no stranger to struggle but perseveres through her music. All of her gigs are canceled due to the pandemic but that doesn’t stop her from playing outside of her brother’s nursing home window which […]

Music Maker in the NEWS!

inNewson May 18, 2020

NPR Weekend Edition: Freeman Vines PBS NewsHour NPR Weekend Edition The Bitter Southerner Read Searching for High John written by the Bitter Southerner founder Chuck Reece – here PBS NewsHour ABC Person of the Week 2002

  Turner Contemporary has created a virtual tour of its ground-breaking exhibition We Will Walk – Art and Resistance in the American South. It is available to view for free from midday on Friday 1 May via the gallery’s website and YouTube channel while the gallery is currently closed to the public. The exhibition is […]

LIVESTREAM MUSIC SERIES HONORING PIEDMONT BLUES WOMAN ELIZABETH ‘LIBBA’ COTTEN TO FEATURE N.C. ARTISTS PERFORMANCES BY MANDOLIN ORANGE, HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER, PHIL COOK, LIGHTNIN’ WELLS, AND THOMAS RHYANT’S SAM COOKE REVUE Livestream each concert via the links below: Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MusicMakerReliefFoundation/live/ YouTube Live: https://bit.ly/2Z1lSRE 97.9 The Hill WCHL: http://listen.streamon.fm/wchl Carrboro, N.C. – Music Maker Relief […]

This Como Mama Gets a New Roof!

inTheir Needson May 5, 2020

Ester Mae Wilbourn, the eldest of the Como Mamas, embodies the Southern gospel tradition. Her voice is powerful enough to shake the floorboards and burst through walls like Joshua’s trumpet. She and her cousins, Della Daniels and Angelia Taylor, carry on the longstanding musical legacy of Como, Mississippi by performing all over the world. For […]

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