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Timothy Duffy – Blue Muse [NPR Interview]

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Blue Muse:
Timothy Duffy’s Southern Photographs

Timothy Duffy

Hardback (with CD): UNC Press, 2019
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Timothy Duffy is on a mission to document America’s vernacular music — specifically, the blues — and the everyday men and women who carry on the tradition. He’s the co-founder of Music Maker Relief Foundation, a nonprofit that helps struggling and aging musicians.

Duffy is also a photographer, and his new project is a collection of portraits of these musicians, who are not typically in the spotlight. It’s the subject of an exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art through the end of July.


Listen to an NPR Interview with Timothy Duffy:


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