Diggin’: Dr. Burt – What Can An Old Man Do?
inTheir Musicon October 12, 2017
They Call Me Dr. Burt by Dr. G.B. Burt There are few people that could exude positivity and peace like Dr. Burt did. He was a true Freedom Fighter in his youth and later got to spread his good word through song on international stages as a Music Maker partner artist. I remember interviewing Dr. […]
Folk Legend Patrick Sky Gets a Car!
inTheir Needson October 12, 2017
Late last year we posted a story about Folk music legend Patrick Sky and his need for being on Music Maker’s Sustenance Program due to his poor health. When we called to check in on Pat a couple weeks ago he told us that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and that his car had broken down, preventing him from […]
Music Maker Says Goodbye to Longtime Partner & Festival Director Norman Hewitt
inTheir Adventureson October 10, 2017
We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of longtime friend and partner Norman Hewitt. In 1991, Norman took a chance booking an unknown bluesman named Guitar Gabriel for the Blues to Bop Festival in Lugano, Switzerland. At the time I was 28 years old, just a kid, trying to help an old bluesman […]
Diggin’: Carl Rutherford – Takin’ the Tops Off My Pretty Mountains
inTheir Musicon October 5, 2017
Turn Off the Fear by Carl Rutherford The first days of autumn can put one in a kind of melancholy contemplation, and it’s usually around this time of year that mountain gospel sounds best to my ear. The brisk air is good for contemplating things that are bigger than yourself. So, it’s Carl Rutherford coming […]
Dan Auerbach’s 63 Year-Old Protégé Robert Finley Shares Soulful Video ‘Medicine Woman’: Interview
inNews & Mediaon October 5, 2017
From Billboard.com — 10/4/2017 by Allison Stubblebine Louisiana-based singer Robert Finley is a prime example that talent only improves with age. The 63 year-old has teamed up with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys for his sophomore album Goin’ Platinum!, along with a studio full of seasoned musicians who have recorded with the likes of Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, among others — a fitting […]