Max Creek @ Higher Ground
February 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Point Welcomes:
A Tour de Point Show
Friday, February 4, 2022 Doors: 8 PM / Show: 8:30 PM
Higher Ground | South Burlington, VT
Max Creek was formed in 1972 as quartet with, believe it or not, an accordion player, and went to a trio almost immediately – guitar – Dave Reed, fellow Hartt School student bass- John Rider, and drummer Bob Gosselin. Their first big show was at Arlo Guthrie’s Mapleview Ballroom in Washington, MA (later to become “Woody’s”) and they settled into a steady series of shows at the “Rocking Horse” in Hartford at a time when the social consciousness scene was taking hold pretty much everywhere, and Woodstock was fresh in everyone’s minds. They latched on to that idea, and stylistically adopted the Country/Folk/Rock genre as their own, both from a cover tune aspect as well as within their original tunes. They also discovered almost immediately that “jamming” – taking tunes into unplanned directions, was more fun than doing them the same way every night.
The band toured extensively, playing as many as 200 shows a year – and were known to play to as many as 1300 fans every week at two venues – the Living Room and Lupo’s – in Providence. When Max Creek went on tour, Phish would occasionally fill in at the Living Room until their return. On a couple of their forays down to Georgia they co-billed with, and were taught about the secrets of Jagermeister by, Widespread Panic.