New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Songwriter Max Gomez
has released his new song "Joe". The track premiered with The Boot, who writes of Gomez
and his latest track, "He's got a reputation as a relentlessly honest songwriter and performer, and 'Joe' is no exception." Gomez
describes the song as being about "a down-and-out character...He compares cocaine to coffee and pain to cash as he searches for redemption" Max Gomez' new EP, Me & Joe, will be released September
22nd on Brigadoon Records.
Listen - Max Gomez: "Joe"
also recently released his video for "Make It Me", which premiered on The Bluegrass Situation.
A singer-songwriter in the vein of Jackson Browne
and John Prine, Gomez
unites beatific melodies with weathered lyrics and a down-home delivery that makes his songs shine with honesty and soul. Jim Scott—who's worked with Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and Lucinda Williams—produced Gomez's new EP Me & Joe, which features Williams collaborator Doug Pettibone on guitar and Eric Clapton
and Jackson Browne
accompanist Greg Leisz on pedal steel.
In addition to preparing for his new EP release in September, Max has been instrumental in pulling together the Red River Folk Festival in New Mexico, which will feature Chuck Prophet and Shawn Mullins
alongside other notable Americana acts.
first made waves as a songwriter with his song "Rule the World" from his 2013 album of the same name, acclaimed by USA Today and Esquire who named it as one of the best songs of 2013. Soon after, Kiefer Sutherland directed the music video for the single "Run From You."
Though still only in his twenties, Max Gomez
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.
Judging by the company he keeps, Gomez
is there positioned to emerge as a prominent voice of Americana's next generation. Since the release of his debut album, Rule the World, in 2013, he's shared billing on hundreds of stages with stalwarts of the genre like Shawn Mullins, James
Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Patty Griffin, and John Hiatt. See below for a list of newly-announced tour dates.
24 Aug - Sand Trap - Gearhart, OR
25 Aug - Dundee Lodge - Gaston , OR
26 Aug - Dundee Lodge - Gaston , OR
30 Aug - Edgefield Winery - Troutdale, OR
01 Nov - Atwood's Tavern - Cambridge, MA
02 Nov - Rockwood Music
Hall - New York NY
05 Nov - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
07 Nov - The Warehouse at Mt. Victor - Bowling Green, KY
08 Nov - The Bishop - Bloomington, IN
09 Nov - Magic Bag - Ferndale, MI
10 Nov - Schubas - Chicago, IL
11 Nov - Fitzgerald's - Berwin, IL
12 Nov - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
14 Nov - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
15 Nov - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
16 Nov - Wooly's - Des Mointes, IA
17 Nov - Delmar Hall - St. Louis, MO
18 Nov - Knuckleheads - Kansas City