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!
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)
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.
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
TC Helicon Voicelive 3 for Digital Effects
Strymon Volante Magnetic Echo Pedal
Vintage Big Muff Bass Pi Pedal
Earthquaker Devices Nightwire Harmonic Tremolo
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
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