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Max Jury


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A soft-voiced piano playing singer-songwriter from Des Moines, Iowa, Max Jury is a unique talent. Think of the bruised americana of Gram Parsons, the rich piano storytelling of Randy Newman, the lush melodicism of Paul McCartney and rough edged gospel heart of the Rolling Stones.
There is a certain texture to American life he captures, a rare sensibility of discovering beauty in ugly places.
Raised in a household of country, soul and classic rock, it was when he heard Neil Young that something shifted in him. He started writing songs and slowly realised he had found a direction in life. Delving deep into the country music, finding his way from Willie Nelson to Wilco. With his teenage friends, he embraced the scruffy indie of Pavement. And from his parent’s love of soul, he set a course to D’Angelo.
When Max performs he draws you into his world with perfectly formed songs. He has toured across America, Europe and Australia, even supporting Lana Del Rey and Rufus Wainwright.
He self-titled debut album began life in NYC’s legendary Electric Lady studios. An unfortunate incident involving Jimi Hendrix’s historic mixing desk led to Max being ejected. To complete the album he moved to a friend’s home studio in North Carolina. Wanting to maintain the gospel-soul bridge he was constructing to his own country roots, he reached out to a director of music at a local church. They spent three weeks holed up completing the record – one that speaks for itself.


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