The Musician Sustenance Program was the first program established by MMRF in 1994 and is designed to help musicians in crisis and to ease the chronic poverty endured by many of America’s senior musicians. Music Maker’s first experience with helping the victims of large scale natural disasters came in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, […]

Diggin’: Rufus McKenzie – Mother Sleep On

inTheir Musicon August 18, 2017

Blues Came to Georgia by Rufus McKenzie Rufus McKenzie brings you straight to the truth. His songs weave together vivid life experiences that use melody as the ultimate teacher. His wisdom stems long before him, and he credits his mother with giving him the foundation. In “Mother Sleep On,” Rufus reminisces on a walk he […]

Partner artists Sam Frazier, Jr. and Ardie Dean will be inducted into the 2017 Alabama Blues Hall of Fame on September 23rd. The annual event will be hosted by Jim Newport at the Drish House located at: 2300 17th St., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Music Maker is proud to call both of these amazing artists partners. […]

Diggin’: Little Freddie King – Angola Blues

inTheir Musicon August 17, 2017

At Home in the New Orleans Musicians’ Village by Little Freddie King Each song on “At Home in the New Orleans Musicians’ Village” feels like slowly, blissfully, sinking into yourself. The way Little Freddie King plays in this intimate recording is deep-toned and sweet, so warm and trance-like that everything seems to go still around […]

Gospel Train by Bishop Dready Manning It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of two longtime partner artists. Clyde Langford and Bishop Dready Manning were both unique and loving people that played some of the realest Blues you’d ever hear. The Bishop, as he was affectionately called, was a family man and […]

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