FREIGHT TRAIN BLUES MUSIC SERIES HONORING PIEDMONT BLUES WOMAN ELIZABETH ‘LIBBA’ COTTEN CELEBRATES 5th YEAR IN CARRBORO WITH FREE WEEKLY CONCERTS STARTING MAY 24th Carrboro, N.C. – Music Maker Relief Foundation partners with the Carrboro Recreation & Parks Department and WUNC Music to present the Freight Train Blues Music Series at Carrboro Town Commons (Farmer’s […]

Immortalized in Imagery at the New Orleans Museum of Art

inTheir Adventureson March 14, 2019

Dr. Burt from Birmingham, AL was a dear friend and a great bluesman that only played house parties in and around his home. He was a Buddha like kind of man, his spirit soared, you felt like everything was alright in his presence. His mother was a friend of Coretta Scott King, Dr. Burt studied […]

Diggin’: Theotis Taylor – Something Within Me

inTheir Adventureson March 14, 2019

Blue Muse by Theotis Taylor Theotis Taylor is from Fitzgerald, Georgia and  made his living harvesting turpentine. His singing and piano playing are utterly stunning. He is among the greatest talents of this genre. When I visited him when he was 90 years old, he handed me an old 8 track he issued in the […]

Diggin’: Eddie Tigner – Route 66

inTheir Adventureson March 8, 2019

Blue Muse by Eddie Tigner Eddie Tigner began his career as a young comedian in the famous Peacock Lounge in Atlanta, GA, a vestige of the fading Vaudeville circuit. Drafted into the Army and stationed near Baltimore, MD, he booked a local performance hall and was mentored and encouraged to play the piano by non […]

Diggin’: Robert Finley – Age Don’t Mean a Thing

inTheir Adventureson March 1, 2019

Blue Muse by Robert Finley Robert Finley has been one of our greatest success stories, and the moment Music Maker founder Tim Duffy heard Robert playing Age Don’t Mean a Thing on the street of Helena, AR he immediately knew he was one of the finest soul singers in the world. Robert went on to […]

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