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  • August 22, 2013 - August 22, 2013

David Maxwell's Maximum Blues Piano unplugged, accompanied by Marty Ballou, Marty Richards, and surprise guests. Thursday, August 22, 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20. Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge. For tickets and information: 617-395-7757, www.regattabarjazz.com.

Blues master David Maxwell goes unplugged. No distractions, just full focus on the keys. Maxwell will draw from his prodigious Maximum Blues repertoire, including material he originally recorded on his popular 1998 "Maximum Blues Piano" album. The rhythm section from that recording, Marty Ballou on bass and Marty Richards on drums, will join Maxwell as he stretches out, adding some "soul jazz" edge here and venturing further beyond there as exhibited in his most recent CD "Blues In Other Colors," recorded last year.

Expect a surprise guest or two to join Maxwell on a few numbers.

"Maximum Blues Piano is a great ride."
Bonnie Raitt

Further background information on David Maxwell:

David Maxwell has received 13 WC Handy Blues Music Awards nominations (winning two for Acoustic Album of the Year), one Grammy Award and another nomination for albums in which he participated, the Boston Music Awards twice and has won other magazine polls over the years. A career spanning from Freddie King, Bonnie Raitt and James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush and Ronnie Earl to name just a handful has placed Maxwell in the top tier of highly regarded blues pianists. All of his albums will be available for sale at the show, signed by the artist. For more information on David Maxwell visit www.davidmaxwell.com and www.facebook.com/david.maxwell.1253.

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