Archive From August, 2020

  Immerse yourself in the world of Freeman Vines. Explore the Hanging Tree Guitars virtual exhibition: https://exhibit.hangingtreeguitars.com Freeman Vines (b. 1942) built his first guitar in 1958 and has been searching for a tone ever since. Using found materials from around his lifelong home in Eastern North Carolina, Vines hand carves instruments and objects that […]

Video Playlist: Fiddlin’ Season

inTheir Musicon August 31, 2020

  This is the first year I have not made my yearly pilgrimage to the Old time fiddle festivals in Galax, VA and Mount Airy, NC in my adult life. These music festivals and others peppered throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall across the hills and valleys of Appalachia are the yearly fuel injection put […]

Learn about Music Maker’s partner artists, mostly unknown musicians that have shaped American culture through their blues, gospel and folk music. The first episode of A Living Past, narrated by founder Timothy Duffy, dives into Music Maker’s beginnings, our early partner artists, and the very first album ever released by Music Maker. MusicMakerRelief · A […]

Diggin’: Ironing Board Sam – Bye Bye Blackbird

inTheir Musicon August 25, 2020

Ninth Wonder of the World of Music by Ironing Board Sam Ask Ironing Board Sam about how this rare demo was recorded back in 70s and he will explain to you that he hypnotized his bandmates to achieve the otherworldly rhythms and tempos that take place on this record. Bye Bye Blackbird exemplifies the psychedelic […]

In Conversation: Freeman Vines

inNewson August 19, 2020

Join us for a series of online artist talks with Music Maker Partner Artist Freeman Vines and voices from the field of contemporary art. **All talks take place at 6pm ET** Facebook LIVE YouTube LIVE October 22: Lonnie Holley was born on February 10, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama. His art and music is born out […]

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