Tales of the Music Makers (PREORDER)




The Tales of the Music Makers features a downloadable soundtrack, with music recorded by the Music Maker; an extensive black and white photography archive spanning Music Maker’s 25 years; stories written and drawn by Gary Dumm; and two never-before-published stories written by Harvey Pekar, the legendary creator of American Splendor and a jazz and blues aficionado. Tales of the Music Makers will be released by Z2 Comics as part of our 25th anniversary celebration. Check out the feature on the A.V. Club – HERE

Tales of the Music Makers tells the stories of:

  • Music Maker Foundation’s guiding light, blues great Guitar Gabriel, AKA “Razorblade.”

  • Cora Mae Bryant, daughter of Georgia guitar legend Curley Weaver and friend of the great Blind Willie McTell.

  • Piedmont-style fingerpicking guitar legend Etta Baker.

  • Louisiana soul singer and Dan Auerbach collaborator Robert Finley.

  • GRAMMY-winner, Blues Hall of Famer, and Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner Taj Mahal, who explains why he sits on the Music Maker advisory board.

  • Mississippi gospel trio and Daptone Records group Como Mamas.

  • Rhythm & blues and jazz pianist and vocalist and World War II veteran and former member of the Ink Spots Eddie Tigner, who still plays regularly in Atlanta.

  • Adolphus Bell, known as the One-Man Blues Band.

  • Willa Mae Buckner, a performer known as the snake lady who performed in an all-black tent show, stripping, singing bawdy songs, swallowing swords, and handling snakes.