Gingerbreadd Mindd by Paul Clayton Imagine this… It’s 1966 and a group of American musicians have traveled across time and space to form an impromptu band. They’re hometown music-makers, no professionals: kids from New Orleans with horns, an upper-middle-class mother from her 19th century parlor, a 60s garage rocker with his cheap electric guitar, a […]

Clickin’ King of Hip Poppin’ by Whistlin’ Britches There are few characters in Music Maker’s history as gregarious as Haskell Thompson, affectionately known as Whistlin’ Britches. Whistlin’, Captain Luke, and Macavine Hayes were like three peas in a pod and could really keep a party going. At parties, when the music got jumping, Whistlin’ would […]

Music Maker’s Executive Director, Timothy Duffy, will be part of the Mississippi Book Festival on August 19th in Jackson, MS.  Last year’s festival had 6,200 attendees and was covered live by C-SPAN. Tim will be promoting his latest book , BLUE published by 21st Editions and will be on the panel Celebrating our Roots: A Tribute […]

Nicholas Edwards Long, 69, of Rougemont, NC and Naples, FL, passed away on the morning of Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Pettigrew Rehabilitation Center in Durham, NC. Born in Chicago, Illinois, and affectionately known as “Nick,” he was the son of the late Glenn and Ann (Vukmirovich) Long of Chicago, and is survived by his […]

z2 Comics graphic novel Murder Ballads is available everywhere today. Murder Ballads features and original soundtrack from Dan Auerbach (the Black Keys) and Music Maker partner artist Robert Finley. In a recent article in the Tennessean Dan Auerbach said, “It was love at first sight,” with a laugh when he remembered meeting Finley. “He’s one of the greatest living soul […]


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