Sadly, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins passed away the morning of October 1st, 2019 due to complications from a stroke.  Though she has captured the rapt attention of audiences across the U.S. since the 1950s, the story of Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, the 80-year-old guitar-slinging grandma, actually begins in the early 1920s when a nationwide “blues craze” swept […]

Blue Muse by Robert Finley This is the song that started it all for Robert Finley and it remains his ethos. Robert has been wowing national audiences and celebrities on America’s Got Talent, proving to the world that age really doesn’t mean a thing! It’s been incredible to be a part of Robert’s journey and […]

Music Maker in the NEWS!

inNewson July 7, 2019

NPR Weekend Edition The Bitter Southerner Read Searching for High John written by the Bitter Southerner founder Chuck Reece – here PBS NewsHour ABC Person of the Week 2002

Listen to Music Maker founder and photographer Timothy Duffy along with partner artists Guitar Lightnin’ Lee and Alabama Slim and longtime supporter Taj Mahal on Weekend Edition below. Read the transcript on  On July 5th, the Washington Post also featured a story about Music Maker’s 25th Anniversary book – Blue Muse. Read the piece […]

Rufus McKenzie – Slavery Time Blues

inTheir Musicon June 19, 2019

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