Diggin’: Precious Bryant – Fever

inTheir Musicon August 3, 2017

My Name Is Precious by Precious Bryant This has to be the best version of this classic song I’ve ever heard. Her guitar playing is chunky and intentional….then her voice kicks in. The sound immediately differentiates itself from the sultry and jazzy versions that express the stereotypical meaning of this sweet love song. Precious’ approach […]

The Amazing Life of Theotis Taylor

inThe Artistson August 3, 2017

When Tim texted me early on a Sunday morning about taking a trip (the very next day) to Southern, GA, I knew it would be a unique journey. On the way down, Tim explained that he had spoken with folklorist George Mitchell and there was a gospel singer down in Fitzgerald, GA he recorded many, many years […]

Diggin’: Larry Shores – Blackberry Blossom

inTheir Musicon July 25, 2017

Songs of T-Town by Larry Shores I remember my first day at Music Maker and heading down to the basement/warehouse to make CDs and seeing this album on the shelf. At this point, my Southern musical knowledge was minimal but I recognized this track – Blackberry Blossom. Most of the versions I had heard previously […]

Last week Music Maker partner artist Robert Finley was featured in Rolling Stone & Pitchfork for his upcoming project with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. The project is an original soundtrack for Z2 Comics graphic novel — Murder Ballads (available Aug. 8). Rolling Stone & Pitchfork previewed the second song from the soundtrack entitled, Bang Bang. […]

Diggin’: Carl Rutherford – Shasta Daylight

inTheir Musicon July 11, 2017

Turn Off the Fear by Carl Rutherford There is nothing like some classic country. Carl Rutherford’s voice is stands up right next to any of the country greats and paired with Cool John Ferguson’s rippin’ electric guitar you have the greatest country band that never was. From War, West Virginia, Carl’s album Turn Off the […]


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