Join us in celebrating our 35th anniversary with a free special concert in the Schuler Studio featuring Max Lockwood with Justin Dore! Part of the Earthwork Music Collective, Max and Justin are members of Grand Rapids' own atmospheric folk-rock band, Big Dudee Roo, but tonight they’ll step out as a duo, performing a set of Max's solo material.
MAX LOCKWOOD lives in Grand Rapids, MI, and was raised in the town of Wayland, MI, where he first began studying music on cello and upright bass. He studied music at DePaul University in addition to studying poetry and literature at the University of Michigan. His first solo album, Outrider, doubled as his thesis project in poetry. It was produced by Seth Bernard and featured May Erlewine on keys and vocals, Joey Schultz on banjo, Dan Rickabus on drums, Brennan Andes on bass, Peter Felsman on percussion, and more. Max is also the bassist and vocalist for atmospheric folk/grunge band, Big Dudee Roo, and has performed and recorded with a litany of other Michigan bands and songwriters. His song "Burning it Down", recorded with Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, won the juror's prize in the folk genre of the 2015 Artprize competition. Currently Max is working on a follow-up solo record to be released in late 2017 or early 2018.
JUSTIN DORE is the lead guitarist for Big Dudee Roo and a member of the band Deerfield Run. He is a graduate of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids.