Music Maker next generation artist Lakota John will be play at the Coolidge Auditorium on Wednesday, August 7th at 12pm and at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage at 6pm as part of the Homegrown Concerts from the Library of Congress, Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Both events are FREE and open to the public. […]

Blue Muse by Willie FarmerOur longtime partner and dear friend Bruce Watson produced this album for new Music Maker partner artist Willie Farmer. Hailing from Duck Hill, Mississippi, Willie plays like he’s got mud coming out of his fingertips and when paired with Watson’s signature Fat Possum sound you get a raunchy sound that could […]

Sadly, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins passed away the morning of October 1st, 2019 due to complications from a stroke.  Though she has captured the rapt attention of audiences across the U.S. since the 1950s, the story of Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, the 80-year-old guitar-slinging grandma, actually begins in the early 1920s when a nationwide “blues craze” swept […]

Blue Muse by Robert Finley This is the song that started it all for Robert Finley and it remains his ethos. Robert has been wowing national audiences and celebrities on America’s Got Talent, proving to the world that age really doesn’t mean a thing! It’s been incredible to be a part of Robert’s journey and […]

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