The Music Maker Blues Revue is the touring ensemble of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping American roots music vital by directly supporting the musicians who make it.
The Music Maker Blues Revue ensemble has been actively touring since 1992 and has performed at scores of festivals and prestigious venues around the world including: The Lincoln Center, The House of Blues, Cognac Blues Passions Festival (France), New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Newport Folk Festival and dozens more.
Celebrating Music Maker Relief Foundation’s most legendary artists, the Revue includes: Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen the Bourbon Street Queen, Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Revue, Alabama Slim with his expressive voice, Albert White who has been playing guitar since the late 50s, Nashid Abdul-Khaaliq a graduate of Berkeley College of Music, Lil’ Joe who spent 10 years on the road with B.B. King, and Ardie Dean who has been musical director for the Music Maker Blues Revue since 1992.
The Music Maker Blues Revue were just featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered and had a performance at APAP that was reviewed in the New York Times.