The People and Organizations Music Maker Relies On

Our Boards and Partners

The Music Maker Foundation relies on its board of directors, board of advisors and partner organizations as we tend the roots of American music.



Photo by Mark Austin.

“Music Maker’s work smooths the rocky paths for musicians so they may thrive and create. By doing so, we support the continued existence of their music for future generations to enjoy.”. Rick Teller, Board of Directors member, Music Maker Foundation

Two Boards Support Our Work

The Music Maker Foundation is governed by a board of directors and an advisory board. Members of these two boards bring us a wide range of expertise — the music industry, marketing, finance, human resources, nonprofit program management, and more.

Our Board of Directors

Timothy Duffy, President

Rich Henneberry, Treasurer

Carey Barnes Barnes, Secretary

Denise Duffy, Chief Financial Officer

Saramel Evans

Dom Flemons

David A. Jones, Jr.

Henry Slyker

Rick Teller

Tom Wallack

“Every minute I invest on the board supports a direct line of assistance to a talented community of seminal American music artists. MM's support keeps their music and their legacies alive.” Carey Barnes, Board of Directors member, Music Maker Foundation
Our Advisory Board

Dan Auerbach

Elvin Bishop

Bonnie Raitt

Dickey Betts

Jackson Browne

Phil Cooke

Jerry Harrison

Jimmy Herring

Taj Mahal

Tift Merritt

Pura Fé

John Price

Tom Rankin

Ken Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Derek Trucks

Susan Tedeschi

Pete Townshend

Don Was

Founding Members

B.B. King (1925-2015)

Levon Helm (1940-2012)

Bill Krasilovsky (1926-2018)

Our Partners

Music Maker gratefully acknowledges the many organizations that help us advance our mission.