Diggin’: Leyla McCalla – Song for a Dark Girl

inTheir Musicon February 1, 2018

Vari-Colored Songs by Leyla McCalla From her Langston Hughes inspired album “Vari-Colored Songs” Leyla McCalla describes a racist southern setting with melancholic acoustic melodies in her track titled “Song for a Dark Girl”. McCalla tells a sad love story of her lover getting abused then lynched while her heart breaks. As a result she is […]

Last year we talked about New Orleans artist Guitar Lightnin’ Lee’s need for new floors and other repairs in his home. Lee has been recovering from a tough bout with cancer and was unable to play shows for a while. Music Maker’s sustenance support helped Lee through those trying times, but the old shotgun house […]

Diggin’: Slewfoot – Oh Boy

inTheir Musicon January 25, 2018

Grasshopper Pie by Slewfoot and the Angels Slewfoot’s six minute opus starts with some funky rudiments on the snare paired with a driving bass line and by the time the horns pop in Oh Boy has put you in a trance. The song is laced with clanging percussion and rattling tambourine with echoing backup singer […]

The Como Mamas Win Académie du Jazz Prize

inTheir Musicon January 25, 2018

Music Maker Relief Foundation partner artist the Como Mamas have won the Soul Prix from the Académie du Jazz for their album Move Upstairs! Check out all the winners and nominees here – http://www.academiedujazz.com/palmares-2017.html  

Music Maker & the Music Industry

inTheir Musicon January 25, 2018

Even in today’s music business, the album is crucial to an artist’s career. Without an album you can’t get gigs, and every musician wants to gig. When I met Guitar Gabriel, Captain Luke, Willa Mae Buckner, and the community of blues musicians in Winston Salem, NC back in 1991, I was trying to figure out […]

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