The Max Allen Band (MAB) is a stunningly full sounding trio whose music can be
described as an 8-up combination of musical genres. You never know what will be on
any given night’s set list: Reggae, Rap, Funk, Rock, Blues, Jazz… the list goes on. You
can be sure that whatever MAB plays, it will be musically "top notch". Max Allen’s
strong vocals, stellar guitar work and larger than life stage presence always satisfies.
Meanwhile, in rhythm land, it’s being laid on thick and juicy by bassist Dace Robie. His
six string fretless fingerings seem to telekinetically sync with the back beaten beats of
the one and only Shaan France. His mesmerizing, heartbeat driven drums leave MAB
fans begging for more.
MAB delivers a solid, well seasoned performance laced with improvisation,
experimentation, and an overall love for the music they play and the fans they attract.
MAB tours regularly and performs between 100-125 shows per year. Over the past
seven years Max and MAB have had the privilege of performing on stage with and/or
opening for a number of great musicians and bands, including Larry Crane
(Mellencamp), Chris Duarte, Dishwalla, Lukas Nelson, The Marshall Tucker Band, Otiel
Burbridge, Dickey Betts, The Spin Doctors, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Karl Denson's
Tiny Universe, Ekoostik Hookah, Dark Star Orchestra and Umphrey's McGee.
MAB is currently touring in support of its November 2009 release Ending Sun.
The Max Allen Band is currently signed with Big Walnut Records and is a member of
the Homegrown Music Network.