Shoe Man Max is one man band from Ukraine, playing guitar, harmonica, foot tambourine and singing at the same time. He was heavily influenced in his youth by the works of John Lee Hooker, Juke Boy Bonner, John Hammond, Peg Leg Sam, Will Shade, Delta Blues classics and Booba Barnes. Being known in his country for more than 20 years by the name of Max Tavrichesky, he was always high spotted among the community of root music lovers.And it is not the trick at all- besides those one man band gigs all around Ukraine, he is the organizer of the only blues festival in the country for 9 years and the true blues promoter, managing the oldest blues jam in Kiev and local tours of American and Europian bluesmen.He opened for Guy Davis and John Nemeth, made musical projects with Keith Dunn, Robert Lighthouse,Will Jacobs, Daniel Jeanrenaud,Shanna Waterstown and all the Ukrainian blues players like Ivan Blues,Konstantin Kolesnichenko. the bands Second Breath and Night Block.
It is known that Max can adapt to the blues sound and feeling any song from his more than 400 songs playlist. Besides of his own compositions and blues classics played on his comcerts ,you can hear really shaking and suprising versions of the legacy of The Doors, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Chris Rea and other good times music. Crazy drive,deep feeling and respect to music garanteed!