Born and raised outside of Milwaukee, WI, Americana artist Maxwell James discovered his love for music at a young age. Raised on funk, soul and classic rock, artists like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Aretha Franklin heavily influenced Maxwell’s unique sound that draws from everything from folk to classical music. “I like all styles of music. If it has good rhythm, melody and harmony, it’s good music!”
After moving to Nashville in 2016, Maxwell played his first gig at Music City’s famous Bluebird Café and quickly won the hearts of the locals. In March 2018, Maxwell released his self-titled five-song EP and his single “Roll Down Your Windows Slowly” peaked on both the Indie Digital Radio chart (#15) and the National Digital Radio chart (#45).
Since then, Ear to the Ground included Maxwell on its “Five Need-to-Know Folk Singer Songwriters” list and The Farsighted called him “one of Nashville’s best kept secrets.” In addition, Maxwell won the Guitar for Gifts songwriting competition at Third Man Records for his song “The More You Say, The Less I Know.”
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