Hailing from the Ghost Bowl of Wayland, MI and currently residing in Grand Rapids, Max Lockwood is releasing his new record "Outrider", a glorious Michigan folk-rock journey brimming with bright ideas, tasty tones, riffs, beats, poetry, friendship, strength and vulnerability. It was an honor and an inspiring learning experience for me, producing "Outrider". I got to know and love the songs and feel them before we got together to record in the deep winter. The intention and care with which every musician served these songs comes through on every track. What has emerged is greater than the sum of it's parts. Max layed it on the line and we all went there with him, for him, cause that's what we do. Max's bright spirit shines through and the exciting leaps and convergences "Outrider" holds all come from his heart, through his friendships. There is room in here for tattoos and tuxedos, skyscrapers and sunsets on Lake Michigan. There is a whole world inside "Outrider" ready to belong to these times, for the people. I have put this record on many times when I needed some encouragement and it helps me keep on pushing. I hope you get to know this record and take it with you, it sure has been there for me.
Pictured here are Brennan and Garnet, bassist and chef for the "Outrider" sessions!!
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