The Melting Pot
In the beginning, there was a creek flowing through the land of Max. And it was good. Hence the name Max Creek…
Did I ever tell you how much I like Max Creek? (OK, I thought so ... Just checking.)
Over this past week, I've had the opportunity to chat with two members of Max Creek, and I couldn't be more psyched about it. So, I've decided to celebrate these conversations by dedicating my Thursday "Something Special" show to the music and words of Max Creek. Oh, two hours is by no means long enough to even touch the surface of their 41-year career, but I've been meaning to for some time, so here it is:
This Thursday, December 27, from11:00 a.m. to noon, and from 1:00 until 2:00 (before and after "Democracy Now"), I'll be featuring the music of Max Creek. I'll also air my chat with keyboardist Mark Mercier, as well as my conversation with one of the two new members of Max Creek, drummer Bill Carbone. I'll include music from their classic albums, as well as some live Creek. I hope you'll join me ... again, this Thursday beginning at 11:00 a.m.
All the years combined, they melt into a dream ...
And, by the way, what are you doing for New Year's? I'll be seeing Max Creek at the newest venue around, The Great Hall of the historic Union Station located in Downtown Hartford. Yea, the train station. I haven't yet checked this place out but when I heard the 2012 New Year’s Max Creek Masquerade Ball was happening there, it had me. It will be a night of masks and fantasy as Max Creek celebrates their 40th (yes, 40th) New Year's Eve together. My guess is that you can probably go to Max Creek's website and get all the info you need. I've spent many of New Year's Eve's with Max Creek ... always memorable.
Max Creek played their first New Year’s Eve Hartford in 1972 at the Rockinghorse Parlor. Today, that venue is called the Rockinghouse Saloon, and is owned by the same person who owns the home to their New Year's Eve 2012 show: Jerry Fornarelli.
So, if you recognize me while I'm in masquerade mode, stop and say 'howdy!'
Hopefully, we'll see ya there!