25 Years of Music

Music Maker 25th Anniversary Events

Longstanding institutional barriers prevent many musicians from accessing the resources needed to live and make music. For 25 years, Music Maker Relief Foundation — a groundbreaking nonprofit organization based in Hillsborough, NC — has ensured that the voices of hundreds of extraordinary and unheralded blues and folk musicians are not silenced by poverty and time. […]

Celebrate 25 years of Music Maker with the ultimate VIP experience! With your purchase*, you receive exclusive access to the VIP Lounge and the Blues House Party during Music Maker 25, plus the satisfaction that you’re supporting America’s most vulnerable musicians. VIP Lounge December 4–8 The VIP Lounge will be open to VIPs before and after […]

The tintype is rooted in more than 150 years of photographic method. In this collection of extraordinary portraits, Timothy Duffy brings new vitality to this old form, capturing powerful images of musicians who represent the roots of American music. These American blues, jazz, and folk artists are living expressions of a cultural legacy, made and […]

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