I am so excited to be performing in the Band and Banjo Competitions at the 2022 Freshgrass Music Festival! The finalists this year are all great players and writers and I am honored to be among them.
I was asked to participate in the 2021 awards but I had to bow out due to injuries I got from a car accident last August. Appearing at the 2022 festival is a dream come true, as I have always wanted to attend the festival and to bring a great band there.
Take a look at this year’s finalists here: https://freshgrass.com/awards/2022-finalists/
Here’s a bit about my band:
The Max Schwartz Band is Max’s primary songwriting and bandleading exploit in the acoustic/bluegrass domain.
The band features the following amazing cats:
Max’s longtime collaborator Carolyn Kendrick, a singer-songwriter and producer from Nashville on fiddle;
Tim Watson, a Miami-based guitarist and improvised-music composer, and Max’s bandmate from the Stamps Jazz Quintet at the University of Miami;
Pele Greenberg, a drummer, guitarist, and songwriter who may play jazz, pop, or folk tunes on any night in NYC;
and Noah Harrington, a Boston-based bassist (try saying that three times), recording artist and composer who appeared at Freshgrass last year with his group, Noah y Maurizio’s Acoustic Nomads.