Bon Voyage to MMRF Artists Headed to Australia!

inNewson March 21, 2013

Aaron & Sam in San FranMusic Maker Artists Ironing Board Sam, Major Handy, Pat Wilder, Ardie Dean, Dr. Burt, Albert White and Nashid Abdul-Khaaliq are embarking on a ten-day tour of Australia, culminating in a series of performances at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, which is sponsoring the rest of the tour.

We are so excited for our artists to have this wonderful opportunity to perform in front of thousands of new fans, and educate them about American Roots music. Aaron, who is managing the tour, just sent me this photo of him and Sam during their layover in San Francisco. Tomorrow, they’ll all be Down Under!

Check out the tour dates on our tour calendar here.



MAAF_new_logo_color This engagement is supported by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation through US Artists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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  • Lucy Duffy

    Yay, Have a great time, all you great MMRF artists and Aaron and Ardie!

    Tim and Denise, You have come a long way since that first trip to Holland with Guitar Gabe.

    Proud Mom Lucy

  • peter b lowry

    See y’all at the club in Double Bay (Sydney)!

    Peter B. Lowry (a/k/a Mr. Trix [or Pete Lowry!])

  • John McKenna

    Hi All
    I live about 40 minutes south of Byron Bay and have a 5 day ticket to Bluesfest, I really hope to catch up with Aaron and the artists at the festival and if they have time show them around the beautiful north coast of NSW. I love the blues and look forward to Bluesfest each year. I will be cheering loudly for the Blues Revue.
    I am sure thye will be great.
    John McKenna

  • Ian Rodger

    any plans to play at any other venues? There are some great clubs and bars in Sydney.

  • Shevonne Hunt

    Can’t wait to see the boys in Sydney, for those in Australia who would like a taste of the Music Makers- check out this feature on Radio National- they’re playing it again this Saturday, but you can listen on line as well:
    My husband and I traveled to North Carolina in 2011 and feel very lucky to have met and recorded some artists with MMRF.

    • Whitney Baker

      Thank you so much for sharing the link, Shevonne!

  • Peter D Folk

    You Guys have a wonderful time in Australia. We do like our Blues. I have been following the Music Maker stuff through emails and your web site and one of these days will see you live.

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