Music Maker Blues Revue

Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30pm
American Tobacco Campus

“Each front person’s totally different. No two blues players alive, really. Alabama Slim is raw, stripped-down, John Lee Hooker-style. Aretta Woodruff’s hardcore R&B, and Albert White’s a more rockin’, hepped-up B.B. King-style.”


Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen shares the mettle, pathos, and ocean-deep compassion of blues singers like Billie Holiday and Etta James. Cohen was featured on PSB Newshour for her one-woman shows at nursing homes during the pandemic, bringing her talent and heart to the world. Albert White is a consummate blues guitarist who grew up playing behind his uncle, Piano Red, and would go on to share the stage with the likes of Ray Charles, Rufus Thomas, and The Tams. The tradition of high-energy, funky R&B lives on in his playing, immortalized in his two (soon to be three) albums on the Music Maker label.

Since 1994, Music Maker Foundation has worked to meet the day-to-day needs of the artists who create traditional American music, ensure their voices are heard, and give all people access to our nation’s hidden musical treasures.

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Visitor Info

These outdoor concerts are free; no registration is needed. Bring a chair, a blanket, and visit Parker & Otis, Boricua Soul, Zweli Ekhaya and Mellow Mushroom and other  Campus restaurants  for drinks and dinner. Alcoholic beverages are allowed ONLY if they have been purchased from an establishment participating in The Bullpen Social District; all other alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. The stage is located under the iconic Lucky Strike water tower, and the closest parking is at the South Parking Deck at ATC

Concerts are weather permitting, with notice of cancellation announced at and via Duke Arts social media accounts on the day of the event.

The 2024 Duke Arts at American Tobacco series features free live concerts every Wednesday in September at American Tobacco Campus in Downtown Durham. This year’s concerts celebrate the roots of American music in celebration of 30 years of Music Maker Foundation.

The series is from Duke Arts Presents in partnership with American Tobacco Campus.

  • Wed, Sep 25, 2024 at 6:30pm
Estimated Run Time
90 minutes

American Tobacco Campus
300 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701



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