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Max Creek is an American rock band that was formed by Dave Reed, John Rider and Bob Gosselin in 1971. Scott Murawski, then aged 15, joined the band in the spring of 1972. Murawski left after two months, but returned in 1973. Mark Mercier the keyboardist joined in January 1973. Dave Reed left the band in August, 1974 to form the Hatchet Hill String Band. Max Creek has a loyal following, and puts on an annual music festival in upstate New York, dubbed Camp Creek, and is one of the longest running festivals on the East Coast. The band also has the distinction of playing  Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel & The Living Room the most times of any band.

History

Max Creek was formed in 1971, with Dave Reed on acoustic guitar, John Rider on electric bass and Bob Gosselin on drums. The band originally played country music. In 1972, Dave Reed invited one of his music students, 15 year old Scott Murawski, to sit in with the band. Scott's early original association with the band ended abruptly when he was banned from a club that the band played at regularly for drinking a beer. A few months later Dave Reed came down with appendicitis, so Mark Mercier was brought in on keyboards and Scott was invited back to play guitar. Due to the influence of the Grateful Dead, as well as the the band's consumption of L.S.D., the band decided to incorporate more improvisation into the music becoming more electrified]. The music of the psychedelic era had a heavy influence on the band, leading to a more Grateful Dead and San Francisco Bay sound and style. Eventually, Dave left the band to pursue country rock and acoustic ragtime music, leaving the band's line up as John, Bob, Scott and Mark.

Percussionist Rob Fried joined the band in 1979. Known for his elaborate stage setup, often with dozens drums and percussion pieces, Fried could always be easily identified in a club or hall thanks to his trademark Panama hat, Hawaiian shirt and dark glasses. Fried left the band in 2004 and died on September 6, 2006 as a result of cancer.

Amy (Barefoot) Fazzano was a vocalist with the band from July 1976 until September 10, 1983.

Bob Gosselin left the band in 1985 and was replaced on drums by Greg DeGuglielmo.

Bob Bloom was an occasional second drummer and percussionist in 1976.

Greg Vasso replaced DeGuglielmo in 1991, and stayed until 1996. At that point, Scott Allshouse took over, and is the band's current drummer.

Music

Max Creek was not the first jam band outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. Groups like Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience preceded Max Creek. Many groups have imitated Max Creek's style, such as Phish, whose bassist Mike Gordon has referred to Max Creek as one of his “favorite bands,” and has sat in with the band several times over the past few years.[3] On January 5, 2008, Gordon played with Max Creek's Scott Murawski, as well as the Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann, at a benefit concert in Costa Rica. Live shows are the bands forte, often lasting three hours or more. Creek, as they are known, peaked in popularity in the late 1980s, when they would play more than 200 shows a year. They decided to cut back drastically on touring in the early 1990s to concentrate on family, and today play only a handful of shows a year. The loss of sound engineer John Archer and his Crystal Clear sound system in the early 1990s was a devastating blow for Creek and their fans, as was the decision to stop touring at the time that the jam band scene was heating up.

 

DATE VENUE MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
March 18, 1987 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
March 24, 1987 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
March 28, 1987 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
December 9, 1987 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
December 11, 1987 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
March 30, 1988 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
April 20, 1988 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
April 27, 1988 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
May 18, 1988 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
June 2, 1988 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
June 8, 1988 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
July 1, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
July 2, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
July 27, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
August 3, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
August 10, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
August 17, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
August 19, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
August 24, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
August 31, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
September 7, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
September 14, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
September 21, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
September 28, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
November 2, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
November 9, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
November 16, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
November 17, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
November 23, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
November 30, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
December 7, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
December 14, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
December 21, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
December 28, 1988 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
March 1, 1989 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
March 8, 1989 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
March 15, 1989 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
March 22, 1989 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
March 25, 1989 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
March 29, 1989 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
April 19, 1989 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
April 26, 1989 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
May 24, 1989 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
May 31, 1989 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
June 21, 1989 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
June 28, 1989 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
January 19, 2001 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
February 16, 2001 The Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
April 13, 2001 The Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
May 18, 2001 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
June 9, 2001 The Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
July 13, 2001 The Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
August 25, 2001 The Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
September 19, 2001 The Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
October 31, 2001 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel,  Providence Max Creek            
January 25, 2002 The Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
February 16, 2002 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
March 16, 2002 The Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
April 5, 2002 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
May 3, 2002 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
August 17, 2002 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
October 9, 2002 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
October 16, 2002 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
October 30, 2002 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
November 6, 2002 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
November 13, 2002 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
November 20, 2002 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
November 27, 2002 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
January 1, 2003 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
January 17, 2003 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
February 15, 2003 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
April 19, 2003 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
May 16, 2003 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
June 6, 2003 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
September 5, 2003 The Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
October 31, 2003 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
November 29, 2003 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Max Creek            
December 13, 2003 The Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
December 31, 2003 The Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
February 21, 2004 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
April 12, 2004 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Max Creek The Wailers          
April 16, 2004 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
May 21, 2004 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
June 18, 2004 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
July 10, 2004 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
September 10, 2004 Fleet Skating Center, Proviednce Max Creek Black 47          
October 30, 2004 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
November 27, 2004 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
December 11, 2004 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
January 22, 2005 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
March 4, 2005 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
April 9, 2005 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
May 20, 2005 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
August 26, 2005 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
October 7, 2005 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
November 26, 2005 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
December 31, 2005 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
February 18, 2006 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
March 31, 2006 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
May 19, 2006 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
November 24, 2006 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Max Creek            
December 31, 2006 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
March 3, 2007 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Max Creek            
October 31, 2007 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
November 21, 2007 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Max Creek            
December 31, 2007 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
February 23, 2008 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
May 17, 2008 Living Room, Providence Max Creek            
July 16, 2008 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Max Creek            
September 26, 2008 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Max Creek            
November 21, 2008 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Max Creek            
November 25, 2009 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Max Creek            
March 26, 2010 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Max Creek            
October 22, 2010 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Max Creek            
November 21, 2011 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Max Creek            

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