Music Maker Steps Up for Louisiana Artists

inArtist Storyon August 31, 2016


Receding floodwaters in Louisiana have revealed the utter devastation left in their wake. News sources are calling the flooding as the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Even more tragically, 7 out of 8 affected households do not have flood insurance. One of those homes belonged to legendary Blues musician, Henry Gray, whose Baton Rouge home is currently under 3 feet of water.

In his career, Henry has played with the Rolling Stones, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, among many others. He has travelled the world playing the blues, and at age 91 still tours both solo and with his band Henry Gray and the Cats.

Music Maker has been in touch with Henry and learned that he is safe and staying with family, but has a great deal of need. We are responding with immediate emergency relief and are adding him to our Musician Sustenance Program while he gets back on his feet.

The Deep South is the birthplace of the Blues, and no doubt there will be other artists who will be in need of emergency relief. Music Maker will be working to provide as much support as possible.

With your help, we can continue to provide emergency relief and sustenance to artists in unexpected times of need. Please give today.


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