UNC Press partners with the Music Maker Foundation

UNC Press is proud to be partnering with the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a local North Carolina non-profit that was founded to protect the soul of America’s music by directly supporting traditional blues, gospel, jazz and folk musicians, so their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. Music Maker ensures that our cultural heritage is passed on to the next generation through performance, exhibitions, documentation and education.

Check out their mission video here:

You can learn more about the foundation and their work at their website.

UNC Press has just published three books in conjunction with the foundation:

Blue Muse, Music Makers, and We Are the Music Makers! are all available now in both print and ebook editions.  And you can save 40 percent and get free shipping by using the promo code 01DAH40 on our website during our current online promotion.


Timothy Duffy‘s photography is held in the permanent collections of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Morris Museum of Art, among other museums and institutions. With his wife, Denise, he is cofounder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.