This is a presale, Song Keepers will be released on February 16th, 2024 and all orders will be shipped out following the release date.
Published by No Depression in association with Music Maker Foundation
For three decades Music Maker Foundation has sought out the country’s unsung, tending the roots of American music - this new 143-page book by Georgann Eubanks is a four CD box-set and book combo which uncovers a secret history of American roots music. Featuring 85 songs from 75+ artists, it’s drawn from 30 years of recording. Song Keepers connects the virtuosic with the gut-bucket, delicate folk with pounding blues. Exclusive tracks from big names like Etta Baker and Taj Mahal rub shoulders with obscurer recordings from artists like John Lee Zeigler and Gail Ceasar which will leave you wondering why you haven’t known them all your life.
A testament to Music Maker Foundation’s innovative method of nurturing American roots music, Song Keepers features interviews with figures integral to the development of Music Maker, including Grammy winners Taj Mahal, Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, and folklorist William Ferris. Illustrated with 100 stunning photographs, it offers a new vision of Americana’s future via a journey through the past.
Watch the Song Keepers trailer