Get an "acoustic master" on your track Americana, bluegrass, folk, country, pop and rock Telecaster, banjo, upright/electric bass, acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vox for $75

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Get an "acoustic master" on your track Americana, bluegrass, folk, country, pop and rock Telecaster, banjo, upright/electric bass, acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vox for $75

I have recorded and performed with some of the best musicians in the folk, Americana, bluegrass and singer-songwriter scenes. I pride myself on versatility and trying to serve the music the best I can! It would be my privilege to bring your music to life!

My process is simple: send me whatever you're working on, whether a sketch, demo, or pro-level recording that you intend to release, and I will send you back some release-ready tracks!

"official" bio:
Max Schwartz is a multi-genre instrumentalist and composer from Boston, now based in Miami, FL, and is highly-acclaimed as both a bluegrass and jazz musician. Formerly the bass player for Laurie Lewis and the Rights Hands, he has been called “an acoustic master” by the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, has won Downbeat Awards for both jazz performance and composition, is a two-time member of the GRAMMY® Jazz Combo, and was the winner of the 2019 Rockygrass Banjo Competition.

People I've worked with:
Bill Evans (one of the greatest living banjoists)
John Reischman (legendary mandolist)
Molly Tuttle (Compass recording artist)
John Mailander (fiddler w/ Bruce Hornsby)
Jordan Tice (guitarist w/ Hawktail)
Carolyn Kendrick (Nashville fiddler/singer-songwriter)
Alex Hargreaves (fiddler w/ NPR's Live From Here)

Instruments:
Nechville Custom Zeus Bjo. with Rosewood tone ring (with EMG pickup)
Deering John Hartford Bjo. (won at Rockygrass 2019)
Fender Custom Tele with White/Parsons B-Bender, built for Gerry McGee
Blueridge BR-40 Acou. Gtr. with upgraded Waverly tuners and K&K pickup
G&L L-2500 5-string Electric Bs.
Fender Fretless J-Bs.
German carved upright bs. with C-ext.

Hardware:
MacBook Pro, mid-2015
Apollo Twin Quad
Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 (8 extra preamps)
AKG P420 multi-pattern large-diaphragm condenser
AKG P170 small-diaphragm condenser
12Gauge Mics Green12 small-diaphragm condenser
Golden Age Project R1 Ribbon (sounds great on banjo, guitar, and bowed bass)
Golden Age Project FC 4 MC multi-capsule small-diaphragm condenser
Telefunken M80 Vocal Mic
SM57
TC Helicon Voicelive 3 for Digital Effects
Strymon Volante Magnetic Echo Pedal
Vintage Big Muff Bass Pi Pedal
Earthquaker Devices Nightwire Harmonic Tremolo

Software:
Catalina OS
Pro Tools 2019.12 (updated March 18, 2020)
Apollo Essentials Plugin Bundle (includes LA-2A and 1176 compressors)
Apollo Manley VoxBox
Apollo Capitol Chambers Reverb
Apollo Neve Preamp + EQ
Waves Diamond Bundle
Waves CLA Mixhub
Waves Tune (full + LT)
Waves Abbey Road Vinyl

  • Americana
  • Country
  • Folk
  • Pop
  • Singer-Songwriter
  • Rock
  • Bluegrass

Steam Powered (Banjo, guitar, bass, lead vox, mixing)

  • Steam Powered (Banjo, guitar, bass, lead vox, mixing)
  • Chicken Pickin'
  • Chasin' dat Groove
  • Finger-Pickin Tele
  • Space Wagon
  • Milky Tele
  • Tremolo of Sorrow

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