Thomas O. “Pee Wee” Hayes can tell a story about one of the greatest seismic shifts in American history, and it’s the story of his own life. As a child, Pee Wee’s family uprooted their lives and moved from Alamo, Tennessee to Racine, Wisconsin, right at the midway point of the Great Migration. From 1910 […]

Music Maker Minute: Clyde Langford

inTheir Adventureson February 19, 2018

  The Music Maker Minute was created using interviews from the Music Maker Relief Foundation Archive. Each episode features a Music Maker partner artist and their personal experience with race in America to celebrate Black History Month. Music Maker Relief Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to helping the true pioneers of American music by […]

Diggin’: Algia Mae Hinton – Lima Beans

inTheir Musicon February 14, 2018

Honey Babe by Algia Mae HInton We were devastated to loose Algia Mae Hinton this past week. She has been a part of the Music Maker family since 1994. Like Algia’s personality, her music was completely unique. Her playful songs will always hold a special place in the hearts and minds of those that have […]

Robert Finley Steals the Show in Vancouver!

inTheir Adventureson February 14, 2018

Exclaim! wrote a raving review for Robert’s performance with Dan Auerbach at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on Feb. 10th. This was the first show in for Robert’s tour with Dan Auerbach & the Easy Eye Sound Revue. “The highlight of the evening came when Auerbach invited swamp-blues aficionado Robert Finley on stage.” – Exclaim! Read […]

Algia Mae Hinton Passes On

inTheir Adventureson February 9, 2018

Algia Mae Hinton was a national treasure. Guitars and songs and tap shoes were her tools but resilience and joy were her currency. We were deeply saddened to learn of her passing on February 8th, 2018. Born in 1929, Algia Mae came up hard on the farm in eastern North Carolina and raised seven children […]

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