Preorder your Blue Muse book & CD package – HERE! Music Maker Relief Foundation is thrilled to announce that we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary with BLUE MUSE: a new compilation album, photography book published by UNC Press, and exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The book features photos of our partner artists taken by Music […]

Chapel Hill, N.C., October 8th, 2018 – Timothy Duffy has been photographing musicians throughout the Southeastern U.S. for over thirty years. His upcoming book, Blue Muse: Timothy Duffy’s Southern Photographs ($60, hardcover), features portraits of blues, jazz, gospel and folk musicians and places they live and perform. The artist’s monograph will be released on February […]

NEW RELEASE: Patrick Sky – Many a Mile

inTheir Musicon December 5, 2018

We are thrilled to announce a new release from Music Maker partner artist Patrick Sky. The album is entitled Many a Mile, one of Patrick’s most famous songs and covered by Buffy Sainte-Marie. This album was recorded years ago by Music Maker founder Tim Duffy and we are honored to share it with you. Please […]

Last year, Frank “Sugar Chile” Robinson reached out to Music Maker after he lost most of his belongings in a house fire. After a quick google search, we were astonished by his profound impact on American music and quickly worked to get Frank a new bed and keyboard. After addressing Frank’s initial needs, we dug […]

Grotto Sessions by Rufus McKenzie Rufus McKenzie’s raw style is as a precursor to soul music. The roots of Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye can be heard in his voice — and this remixed version featuring a heavy bass line, guitar, piano and anthemic hand claps modernizes what was a very sparse and traditional field […]

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