Max is a style and passion all of his own. Genuine Americana Rock couldn’t be a more accurate description! We love supporting different local talent but Max is by far one of our all time favorites! Not only can Max stand on his own individually, put him with his band, be prepared to be completely blown away and thoroughly entertained! Max plays at a level that far exceeds our small part of the world. His voice captures an entire room, his passion and love for music and sharing it with  around him is quite visible from the first strum to the last note! It’s tangible to see Max’s passion for what he does and it shows through his music. His appreciation of friends, family, his fellow musicians but most of all his audiences is genuine. We have huge respect for Max going full throttle ahead to pursue his dream...go see him solo, with his whole band or if he’s playing with a fellow guest musician you absolutely will not be disappointed. - Natalie Wood

Reviews.  . . 

Chantill Lopez reviews the song, Try Me On.

Try Me On

 

Try Me On...draws you in. From the first chord it’s deeply familiar. The music pulls you along waiting, wanting, anticipating what the first words will be. You can feel that it’s both lamenting and celebrating, a musical and lyrical quality Max Mackey brings to every original song and infuses in every cover. Genuine not only describes the style of Americana the band plays but the cut-through-the-muck stories they tell. 

 

“The sunlight is golden and used to wake me up. I prefer a lighted window and a little of your touch. Hope is not forgotten and all is not lost. Hold on tight to me, girl, no matter what the cost. Try me on. Put your thoughts aside. Try me on and let your heart decide.”

 

Subtle, intimate, honest longing with a no-holds-barred sweetness, this song is the wonderful, soft underbelly of the Max Mackey band. 

 

You’ll be carried along by the current of percussion, lulled by the sharp, quite twang of the guitar, and held by the harmony of the keys. Try Me On is one of those songs that you’ll not only want to, but have to, listen to over and over again. It might also have something to do with the raspy, raw vocals of the band’s lead singer, Max Mackey, whose voice meets and juxtaposes the music in a way that’s both startling and intoxicating.

© 2019 by Bill Archie.