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“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 […]