Introducing: Sandra Hall, Empress of the Blues

inThe Artistson December 11, 2018

Not many people have had careers as long and as varied as Sandra Hall, “The Empress of the Blues.” Her career in the music industry began when she was just 12 years old, and it has never stopped: much like her father, the preeminent pianist Eddie Tigner. Sandra began performing gospel at the age of […]

Preorder your Blue Muse book & CD package – HERE! Music Maker Relief Foundation is thrilled to announce that we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary with BLUE MUSE: a new compilation album, photography book published by UNC Press, and exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The book features photos of our partner artists taken by Music […]

Chapel Hill, N.C., October 8th, 2018 – Timothy Duffy has been photographing musicians throughout the Southeastern U.S. for over thirty years. His upcoming book, Blue Muse: Timothy Duffy’s Southern Photographs ($60, hardcover), features portraits of blues, jazz, gospel and folk musicians and places they live and perform. The artist’s monograph will be released on February […]

NEW RELEASE: Patrick Sky – Many a Mile

inTheir Musicon December 5, 2018

We are thrilled to announce a new release from Music Maker partner artist Patrick Sky. The album is entitled Many a Mile, one of Patrick’s most famous songs and covered by Buffy Sainte-Marie. This album was recorded years ago by Music Maker founder Tim Duffy and we are honored to share it with you. Please […]

Last year, Frank “Sugar Chile” Robinson reached out to Music Maker after he lost most of his belongings in a house fire. After a quick google search, we were astonished by his profound impact on American music and quickly worked to get Frank a new bed and keyboard. After addressing Frank’s initial needs, we dug […]

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