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Music: New Beginning

From The Pacific Sun Blues guitarist John Maxwell gets a fresh start By Lily O’Brien In the early ’20s and ’30s, a lot of great blues came out of Chicago, launching careers for performers like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. So it’s no great surprise that blues guitarist and singer John Maxwell, who was born […]

“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 […]

NEW CD “BLUES FOR EVANGELINE” NOW AVAILABLE!

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 CDBaby.com , on iTunes and Amazon or directly from me by messaging at the bottom of this […]

How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live

Written by Blind Alfred Reed in 1930. I learned this from Ry Cooder’s first album and now seemed like a good time to arrange my own version. I stayed with the original lyrics because, other than the prices of 1930, the lyrics are almost ridiculously timely.

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 […]