About Max Hay
Charles City, IA
With a weathered guitar and a voice like a muscle car, Max's music is a spicy departure from the traditional acoustic act. A savory mix of Irish, Blues, Folk, and sharp-witted original songs make for a gourmet entertainment experience. Max's delivery is a full body workout of stomping feet, articulate harmonica work, percussive guitar, and even the occasional egg-shaker! Through Appalachian, Irish, African, Jamaican, and Blues rhythms, this former diner cook bakes up a pie of culture. Harmonica melodies over percussive guitar sound a fanfare to welcome the shining future of Americana. Drawing from influences like Tom Waits, The Pogues, Bob Marley, The Clash, John Hartford, Lyle Lovett, Woody Guthrie, and Bruce Springsteen, you can expect to leave the show with a new swagger to your step.