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2008 and 2009 WC Handy Blues Award nominee for "Pinetop Perkins Piano Player"

2008 Boston Music Award Winner

2007 and 2008 The Blues Audience "Outstanding Keyboard Player"

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David Maxwell

Featuring: David Maxwell, Steinway Grand and electric pianos
"Sax" Gordon Beedle, tenor sax
Michael Williams, guitar
Jesse Williams, bass
Per Hanson, drums

Maximum Blues salutes the group STUFF

Maximum Blues will feature a handful of tunes by the great late 70's -- early 80's funk jazz group STUFF. The group Stuff was a collection of the finest musicians on the New York studio music scene. Cornell DuPree (guitar), Gordon Edwards (bass), Steve Gadd (drums), Chris Parker (drums), the late Richard Tee (keyboard) and the late Eric gale (guitar) were all A-1 studio musicians who played on records for hundreds of big name acts from the 60's, 70's and 80's---- Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker and Steely Dan just to name a few. Maxwell has handpicked a half dozen of their juiciest funkiest grooving instrumentals that the band will showcase tonight along with new and vintage Maximum Blues material.

David Maxwell has amassed an enormous resume throughout the years playing piano with some of the greatest and well- known musicians in the blues. David plays many styles of blues, jazz and improvised music, but he is best known for his soulful virtuosity and unmatched ability to reach the heart of post-war Chicago Blues. Through his work, he has gained the respect of artists, critics and fans and has established a reputation as one of the finest blues pianists alive.

In the last decade, David has received over a half dozen Blues Music Awards and Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award for recorded work, as well as 6 Blues Music Awards nominations for instrumental performance He has played with many of the greats including tours with Freddie King, Bonnie Raitt, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rodgers, Charley Musselwhite, Johnny Adams and Ronnie Earl; and gigs with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Levon Helm, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lowell Fulsom, Junior Wells and many others. He has been involved in well over fifty recording sessions and can be found playing keys on many blues albums that have been released over the last 25 years. David backed up Keith Richards and Eric Clapton for Hubert Sumlin's CD, "About Them Shoes" released in 2005.

David's music was used in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" and in the TV series "Touched By An Angel". He has performed on "Late Night With Conan O' Brien" and is on several videos playing with Freddie King in the early 70's. (Rounder). David's first CD as a leader "Maximum Blues Piano"(1997, Tonecool) received high critical acclaim. His new album, "Max Attack" (2005 95North Records), features guests James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Hubert Sumlin and Pinetop Perkins.