Diggin’: Andy Edmonds – Benton’s Dream
inTheir Musicon August 30, 2018
Me and My Fiddle by Andy Edmonds The string-band tradition has always been carried on through master and apprentice relationships. Mt. Airy fiddler Andy Edmonds followed in that great tradition by studying at the feet of fiddle great and Music Maker partner artist Benton Flippen. While Andy’s style is representative of the region and Benton’s […]
Sam “the Dot Man” McMillan Passes Away
inNewson August 30, 2018
Last week we said goodbye to folk artist and longtime Music Maker supporter and friend, Sam “the Dot Man” McMillan. When I met Sam McMillan with Guitar Gabriel in Winston-Salem in the early 90s and we were en route to play Carnegie Hall and he offered to paint us suits. In his unique and whimsical fashion, […]
Music Maker Helps Bring Diversity to Bluegrass at the IBMAs September 24th!
inNewson August 23, 2018
Music Maker is thrilled to announce that it will be partnering with the Bluegrass Situation, the International Bluegrass Music Association, the North Carolina Museum of History and PineCone for the third annual Shout & Shine Showcase: A Celebration of Diversity in Bluegrass to be held Monday, September 24, at the North Carolina Museum of History […]
Diggin’: John Lee Zeigler – Shake, Rattle, and Roll
inTheir Musicon August 9, 2018
Goin’ Away by John Lee ZeiglerWe recently released a long awaited collection of John Lee Ziegler’s music and received a wonderful response from Music Maker’s fans. It feels so good to know that true American artists like John Lee get some recognition for their vital contributions to our culture, and John Lee’s version of Shake, […]
Eddie Tigner Turns 92 in Valdosta, GA with a Music Maker Blues Revue Performance!
inNewson August 2, 2018
Music Maker has worked alongside piano player Eddie Tigner since 1998 and we are honored to call him a partner artist. Eddie’s career as a musician IS in incredible, I emphasize IS because Eddie is still wowing audiences and will bring a real treat to the city of Valdosta, GA this Saturday, which is also […]