Music Maker Relief Foundation

Music Maker Relief Foundation

3 Seasons

The Music Maker Relief Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. Music Maker will give future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of America’s musical traditions.

Music Maker Relief Foundation
  • Alexa Rose

    Episode 1

    Alexa Rose performs live for the Freight Train Blues music series, presented by The Music Maker Relief Foundation.

  • Amythyst Kiah

    Episode 2

    With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, Tennessee-bred singer/songwriter Amythyst Kiah is redefining the limits of roots music. Growing up a Black and LGBTQ+ woman in the Bible Belt, she experienced social anxiety, grief, alienation – and ultimately, the har...

  • John Ray Daniels

    Episode 3

    Farmville, North Carolina-based sacred soul artist Johnny Ray Daniels is best known for his lifelong stint as guitarist and vocalist for the legendary Glorifying Vines Sisters. The Glorifying Vines Sisters, a group composed of five sisters, their husbands and children toured the church circuit th...

  • The Hamiltones

    Episode 4

    The three men who comprise soul star Anthony Hamilton’s background singers, The Hamiltones, have through an infectious series of viral video performances become known entities in their own right. Not since Perri have background soul singers become as instantly recognizable to the general public a...

  • Harvey Dalton Arnold

    Episode 5

    Freight Train Blues 2021 Ep. 5 : Harvey Dalton Arnold is a North Carolina bred southern gentleman who took to the musical road in his teens. While playing bass for a band in Florida, he received an offer to audition for the now legendary southern rock group The Outlaws on a Saturday night. By the...