Saturday Afternoon Acoustic Showcase with Max Garcia Conover

Scheduled for Dec 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Monaca in Music

Max Garcia Conover

Max García Conover is a nationally touring songwriter & one man band based in Maine. In addition to releasing two EPs and two full length albums since 2011, Conover puts out a new song + video every week

MGC grew up at the end of a dead-end road in Western New York, listening to 90s rap on his walkman, chasing down snakes and crayfish in the creek behind his house. When he came around to folk music, it was mostly for the words. After moving to Puerto Rico in the summer of 2007, he taught himself to play guitar and started writing songs of his own to play for tips on the sidewalks of Old San Juan. He has written several hundred since, from delicate, impressionistic story songs to full on foot stomping ones, combining intricate fingerstyle guitar work with a gruff voice, a suitcase drum, and a lot of words.

Now based in Portland, Maine, Conover travels the country, drawing on his deep and ever growing catalogue, playing a different set every night, and telling stories and fables in between songs. In 2012, he was chosen as Maine’s Best New Act, and he’s since shared the stage with bands like Lake Street Dive and Frontier Ruckus, drawing comparisons to The Tallest Man On Earth, The Mountain Goats, and Shakey Graves. The Portland Phoenix describes Conover as “a hell of a fingerstyle guitarist [with] an arresting vocal style.” Writing and releasing a new song every week and constantly on the road, he follows in a long line of scrappy, prolific folkies, making compelling music in a style all his own.

– Written by Sophie Nelson

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