Max Gomez' Swedish shows coming up13-08-2019
Max Gomez grew up in a rich musical environment, but he represents more than the sum of his influences - he’s got that ineffable and instantly recognizable x-factor called talent. Melodies that flow naturally. Trenchant lyrics that express wise-beyond-his-years observations on the ways of the heart. Laconic phrasing in a cafe mocha timbre, and guitar skills that can stand alone. In short: the whole package.
He has always had the heart of an old soul. As a child, the first songs he learned to sing were originally recorded in the 50s by Johnny Cash. As a teenage guitarist he adopted Big Bill Broonzy as his blues master. And as a budding performer, he apprenticed in the rarefied musical climate of northern New Mexico, where troubadours like Michael Martin Murphey and Ray Wylie Hubbard helped foster a folk and Western sound both cosmic and cowboy. You’ll find his hometown of Taos and nearby Red River right there between Colorado and Texas on both your sonic and Google maps. Splitting his childhood between there and a farm in the Flint Hills of Kansas, Gomez is at home in the heartland, too.
Since the release of Rule the World he’s shared billing on hundreds of stages with stalwarts of the genre like Shawn Mullins, James McMurtry, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Patty Griffin, and John Hiatt. And Jim Scott - who’s worked with Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and Lucinda Williams - produced Gomez’s latest EP Me & Joe, which features Williams collaborator Doug Pettibone on guitar and Eric Clapton and Jackson Browne accompanist Greg Leisz on pedal steel. The soundscape is acoustic and warm, a comfort zone for Gomez’s buttery vocals.
Max Gomez will be over for a few shows in Sweden ahead of his appearance at Tønder Festival:
16/08: Höganäs, SWE - Garage
17/08: Löderop, SWE - Solhällan
18/08: Gamleby, SWE - Lofta caffè
19/08: Norrtälje, SWE - Rootsy House
20/08: Stockholm, SWE - Snotty Seaside
21/08: Hultsfred, SWE - Hulingen
22/08: Tønder, DK - Tønder Festival
24/08: Tønder, DK - Tønder Festival