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Thursday, December 1, 2011

New Release! Cary Morin's "Sing It Louder"

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Cary Morin's "Sing It Louder" is December Record Club Release!
Sing it Louder Next Generation Artist Cary Morin is about to release his first album on the Music Maker label! "Sing It Louder" features pared-down acoustic Native Americana blues, and highlights Morin's deft fingerstyle guitar talents and distinctive songwriting style while showcasing his decades of music experience. Tim describes Morin as "a brilliant guitarist, heartfelt songwriter and soulful singer whose music gives us pause to reflect on life's greatest rewards."

The album is the December release for the Music Maker Givin' It Back Record Club, which makes a great gift for loved ones! Order the Record Club in December and get not only "Sing It Louder," but three other new releases in 2012! Or, buy Cary's album by itself here.  
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Boo Hanks -  Girls Are Crazy About Me 
Digging through the stacks: Boo Hanks
   
Boo Hanks Guitar Girls Are Crazy About Me by Boo Hanks is a collaboration between Boo and Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The two met the day Boo arrived at Music Maker from his home in Buffalo Junction, V.A. several years ago. They recorded together that very day, and in another session at Boo's trailer. This recording is on an upcoming CD of those sessions, and we thought it might be fun to share with you a track from the future album. The release date is March 6th, so keep an eye out!  
We love listening to this track in the office - in particular it reminds me of a time a concert-goer was so enchanted with Boo during his song "One Dime Blues" that she asked me for a dime to go give to him. Girls truly are crazy for Boo, so listen to the track above and know we've experienced it first-hand!

--Corinne 
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Eddie Tigner home from hospital

MMRF Artist Eddie Tigner had a health scare two weeks ago and ended up in the hospital. We just received the good news that he's home and doing much better!
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Eddie met up with Music Maker through Danny "Mudcat" Dudeck in 1996. He had toured the U.S. for many years until a heart attack forced him to slow down in the late 1980's. Eddie has since recorded two albums on the MMRF label. 

Eddie has had several recent setbacks, but Music Maker has been there to ensure he can keep playing. In 2010 his car and some of his best equipment were stolen. Music Maker and other friends quickly pitched in and replaced what was lost, and Eddie wasn't down for long! Also in 2010, Eddie was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and forced to retire from his job in an elementary school cafeteria. Again, Eddie kept on playing, and Music Maker has been able to send Eddie to tour Australia, Europe and throughout the United States.

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Tickets are $25, and the drawing will be held aboard Blues Cruise #18 on January 28th, 2012! The Power Ticket option for $100 enters you five times into the raffle, and also includes a custom USB drive loaded with Tim's Top Picks for 2011!  Don't wait- get your ticket today!  
   
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12/15 - Ironing Board Sam - The Depot, Hillsborough, N.C.
12/31 - Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen, Robert Lee Coleman, Captain Luke, Cool John Ferguson, Ironing Board Sam, Big Ron Hunter, Albert White, Nashid Abdul Khaaliq, Ardie Dean, Hook Herrara - The Hamilton, Washington, D.C.
1/08 - Lakota John Locklear - NC Museum of History
1/28 - Ironing Board Sam - NC Museum of History
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