Music Maker Relief Foundation – a non-profit organization that supports traditional Southern musicians by documenting and presenting their music will be premiering their photography exhibit, We Are the Music Makers! on September 5th, 2018 at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News, VA. On September 28th at 6:00pm a reception for the exhibit will […]

Music Maker is thrilled to be partnered with the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival! This year’s festival, which happens September 14 – 16 will feature performance from Music Maker partner artists The Glorifying Vines Sisters, Pee Wee Hayes, Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen and Next Generation artist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. The festival will also feature a […]

Diggin’: Pee Wee Hayes – Lonely Lane

inTheir Musicon September 7, 2018

Born in Alamo, TN, Pee Wee Hayes came up listening the great fore fathers and mothers of the blues by sneaking under the floorboards of his father’s cafe to secretly listen to the nightly music. While Pee Wee can certainly shred on some more modern blues his solo version of Lonely Lane in the video […]

Diggin’: Andy Edmonds – Benton’s Dream

inTheir Musicon August 30, 2018

Me and My Fiddle by Andy Edmonds The string-band tradition has always been carried on through master and apprentice relationships. Mt. Airy fiddler Andy Edmonds followed in that great tradition by studying at the feet of fiddle great and Music Maker partner artist Benton Flippen. While Andy’s style is representative of the region and Benton’s […]

Last week we said goodbye to folk artist and longtime Music Maker supporter and friend, Sam “the Dot Man” McMillan. When I met Sam McMillan with Guitar Gabriel in Winston-Salem in the early 90s and we were en route to play Carnegie Hall and he offered to paint us suits. In his unique and whimsical fashion, […]


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