We Are the Music Makers!

Preserving the Soul of America's Music

By Timothy Duffy, Denise Duffy

Photos and Stories by Timothy and Denise Duffy

144 pp., 10 x 10, 55 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5171-2
    Published: February 2019
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-5172-9
    Published: January 2019

Paperback Available February 2019, but pre-order your copy today!

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America tells its stories through song. Consolation to the lovelorn, courage to the oppressed, warning to the naive, or a ticket to the Promised Land, a great song can deliver the wisdom of ages directly to our souls. We Are the Music Makers! presents black-and-white portraits of artists who carry these songs from past to present: fathers and mothers, uncles and aunts, daughters and sons, grandparents and neighbors, who continue to lovingly stir the South's musical stew and feed American culture outside the realm of conventional fame and fortune. Newly available in paperback, this book features intimate photographs that will make you look more closely at the unrecognized greatness that surrounds us all.

About the Authors

Timothy Duffy is cofounder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation. He lives with his wife in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
For more information about Timothy Duffy, visit the Author Page.

Denise Duffy is cofounder of the Music Maker Relief Foundation. She lives with her husband in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
For more information about Denise Duffy, visit the Author Page.

Reviews

"The photographs in this book not only are beautiful but reflect the deep love and dedication the Duffys have for both preserving traditional blues culture and providing real support and opportunity for these wonderful musicians who might otherwise be forgotten."--Bonnie Raitt

"Through the efforts of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, these amazing people and artists have been able to live dignified lives. In many cases, they were rediscovered during their golden years by Tim and Denise Duffy, then given the joy of new recognition by their families, peers, and fans the world over!"--Taj Mahal

"Timothy and Denise Duffy have given us a treasure. Throughout the pages of We Are the Music Makers!, the reader is granted access to worlds that are beyond reach and off limits to most."--Marty Stuart