Legendary jam all-stars Max Creek are celebrating their fortieth anniversary with an East Coast tour, including a show at Sullivan Hall on April 29.
Max Creek is a living, breathing historical study in a hugely significant yet too-oft overlooked American subculture: the jam band. Creek guesses they’ve performed nearly 3,000 times over their forty years together.
A true jam band, the real experience is the live show. Max Creek is known for its improvisational style and unrivaled small-club concert experiences, and has influenced later iconic jam bands such as Phish and moe..
Opening for Max Creek will be Union Street Preservation Society, an emerging Americana string band hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Mixing bluegrass with folk, old-time, blues and early jazz, the quintet is a crossroads for five diverse musicians to celebrate and build upon the American roots tradition. Their spirited vocal harmonies and runaway-train instrumentals breathe fire and soul into timeless standards, spirituals and honky-tonk anthems, emphasizing the freshness of their original tunes.
Sullivan Hall, April 29