By Scott Zuppardo When music fans think of Macon, Georgia, they instantly think of three musical legends: Little Richard, Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers Band. The more knowledgeable might also think of the other prominent artists who recorded for the Macon-based Capricorn Records in the 1970s: Percy Sledge, Kitty Wells, Bonnie Bramlett, Delbert McClinton, […]

Take the Harmonica, Tell the World How You Feel

inArtist Storyon August 10, 2021

By Gabi Mendick When Charles Burroughs was only 8 years old in Tampa, Florida, his peers picked him on because of a speech impediment. To avoid their incessant bullying, Charles chose not to speak at all. Over a much needed summer break, Charles went to visit his great-grandfather in Plains, Georgia, a musician who simultaneously blew […]

By Nick Loss-Eaton If you love Buddy Guy (and who doesn’t?) or if you’re a new fan captivated by the PBS “American Masters” episode about Buddy that premiered last week, we thought we’d spend August suggesting some Music Maker albums you might like. Bandcamp Fridays have returned for the rest of the year: The first […]

A Tiny Town With a Global

inArtist Storyon August 3, 2021

By Ryan Lee Crosby Just off highway 49 at the south end of the Mississippi Delta, a secluded village quietly attracts passionate music lovers from every corner of the globe. Blues fans from everywhere come to the small town of Bentonia, Mississippi (pop. 411), halfway between Jackson and Yazoo City, wanting to hear the Bentonia […]

By Gabi Mendick Ross Wells and Greg Pugliese spent the Fourth of July in Fountain, North Carolina. The two “mostly retired” old friends who worked together as carpenters years ago, volunteered their holiday weekend and their expertise to lend a hand at Freeman Vines’ studio, aka Music Maker East. Ross met Freeman for the first […]

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