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Music Maker Relief Foundation

A father figure and a mysterious fire

by barry January 2, 2011

Today we’ve posted another audio clip, this one from Alabama Slim, a native of Vance, Alabama who now lives in New Orleans and performs sometimes with his close friend and distant cousin Little Freddie King. Slim was one of the first bluesmen I met even before we received funding for this project. I heard him […]

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Home at Musician’s Village

by admin May 9, 2010

Last year, during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Tim Duffy slept for several nights on the sofa of New Orleans bluesman Little Freddie King. Duffy runs Music Maker Relief Foundation, an organization that supports and promotes older Southerners who play traditional music and make less than $18,000 a year. King, who lives at […]

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