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How Sweet the Sound…

inTheir Musicon July 6, 2020

Amazing Grace by Music Maker Recordings Every artist interprets Amazing Grace so personally and distinctively, like you are a witness to their own intimate spiritual journey. Piedmont bluesman Guitar Gabriel once, after a week-long drinking spree, was arrested for stealing a package of bologna and a bottle of wine from a supermarket. When he appeared […]

NC Roots Music Series!

inNewson July 1, 2020

Watch the NC Roots Music Series: Facebook Live YouTube Live Music Maker Relief Foundation has partnered with the Arts and Sciences Council and Mecklenburg County Library to present the NC Roots Music Series featuring live stream performances by North Carolina musicians: Lakota John, The Hamiltones, Dedicated Men of Zion, Martha Spencer, and Big Ron Hunter. […]

NPR Music’s All Songs Considered featured the Dedicated Men of Zion‘s song Down Here Lord on their New Music Friday playlist. NPR Music had this to say about the song and upcoming album, “The world needs this music right now.” Listen to the playlist below:

COVID-19 UPDATE: Elderly & Isolated

inNewson June 29, 2020

Loneliness is a recurring subject in the Blues. A lover gone or the loss of a family member typically inspires one of the most archetypal themes within the genre. For our Partner Artists, music serves as a much needed salve for coping with such hardships. But things have changed in the world of COVID-19.  Our […]

Diggin’: Cootie Stark – I’m So Lonely

inTheir Musicon June 29, 2020

Raw Sugar by Cootie Stark This week’s blog post touched on the social isolation that our Partner Artists are experiencing in the pandemic. On this track from blind acoustic bluesman Cootie Stark you can sink right into the loneliness of the times. Cootie had a way laying things out there real clear and capturing a […]

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