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Valentines Day at The Sweetwater with Jon Cleary

Just announced! Sunday February 14th Valentines Day at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley. Pete Devine (HowellDevine) and I join forces to open for Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. Bonnie Raitt calls Cleary “the ninth wonder of the world”. And it’s always a gas to play with Pete.

Best Self Produced CD for 2015!

“Blues For Evangeline” was recently judged best self produced CD for 2015 by the Golden Gate Blues Society! UPDATE!! I just received word that “Blues For Evangeline” is in the Final 5 at the International Blues Competition for Best Self Produced CD!

Blues For Evangeline Reviews

“He plays with very good fluidity and taste,and some nice slide. His vocals are pleasantly lacking in fake black-isms that are the bane of ‘white bluesmen’. Even better, he sings the meaning of the words and understands that the story of the lyrics is vital”. Bruce Iglauer- Alligator Records From out of nowhere comes a […]

“Blues For Evangeline” Review

by Paul Liberatore John Maxwell walked into Sweetwater Music Hall’s open mike night not long ago with his acoustic guitar and played a set of jaw-dropping fingerstyle blues, singing in an earthy baritone that sounded like it was coming from a hollow log. No one in the Mill Valley club knew it, but this mysterious […]


I am very happy to announce the release of my first solo recording, “Blues For Evangeline”. A thirteen song CD of originals and classics in various guitar styles, all swimming around blues and ragtime. It’s currently available at , on iTunes and Amazon or directly from me by messaging at the bottom of this […]

Lonesome Wind Blues- From Linoleum Years

“Elegant Americana: Eclectic, guitar drenched,bass driven music:This is what roots music might sound like if The Doors had been a country band.” Sin Eaters are John Maxwell on guitars and vocals, Steve Siegrist on bass and vocals and George Frangides on drums. Released in 1995, Linoleum Years landed a song (Heidelberg Swing) in 1998’s An Alan Smithee […]