Location: Douglas, NE (Population: 173)
Two things you should know about Max: (1) he’s an absolute gentleman; and (2) he’s an exceptionally talented musician.
I met him in Lincoln, NE, where we both lived, worked, and socialized among the network of artists, musicians and people we called friends. At the time, he played solely acoustic sets; his solo work, South of Lincoln (renamed Great American Desert), evoked a sound few in our generation could ever attain as effortlessly as Max displayed.
His sound evolved, performing with a semi-hollow body electric guitar and expanding to a full backing band.
His new work, Oquoa, is vastly different, drawing influence from 80s post punk bands like Cocteau Twins and Slowdive.