Maxwell James is an artist to watch!
This track [When It’s Real] is ostensibly about knowing when love is real, but the same can be said for knowing when a song is ‘real’ too. This is one is for sure...
This is Americana at its best! It’s got all the elements: The tasty B3 nuggets, the heavy quarter notes on bass, the lap steal, and acoustic guitar. With this new single, Maxwell James mixes Country and Americana as a process of discovery and a way to say the unsayable: it’s not me, it’s you” - Chillfiltr.com

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Maxwell James is a grand story teller with a voice indicative of what the greats have possessed.