Tim Duffy

Tim has been recording and documenting artists since the early age of 16, when he became interested in ethnomusicology.  After earning a bachelor's degree from Friends World College and a master's from the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Tim and his wife Denise founded Music Maker in 1994 to assist traditional musicians in need.  Tim works very closely with partner artists on a daily basis while also overseeing program operations.  For his work with Music Maker, Tim was recognized by ABC Evening News as the "Person of the Week" in April 2004 and was voted Living Blues Producer of the Year in 1999.  Tim has also received honors from National Resophonic Guitars and the North Carolina Folklore Society.  Since Music Maker's founding, he has produced more than 151 albums, produced two films, and has presented dozens of traditional Southern musicians at prestigious venues around the world.