Max Gomez celebrates his birthday with online concerts

Expresses hope that 'the whole planet will become more in touch with what's important'

By Ariana Kramer
Posted 4/23/20

Join Americana singer-songwriter Max Gomez this coming Saturday (April 25) and Monday (April 27) as he broadcasts two special online concerts from his home to yours.

Gomez grew up in Taos, but is now based in Los Angeles. He tours nationally and has been billed opposite musicians such as Shawn Mullins, James McMurtry, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Patty Griffin and John Hiatt.

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Max Gomez celebrates his birthday with online concerts

Expresses hope that 'the whole planet will become more in touch with what's important'

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Join Americana singer-songwriter Max Gomez this coming Saturday (April 25) and Monday (April 27) as he broadcasts two special online concerts from his home to yours.

Gomez grew up in Taos, but is now based in Los Angeles. He tours nationally and has been billed opposite musicians such as Shawn Mullins, James McMurtry, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Patty Griffin and John Hiatt.

The concerts start at 6 p.m. and are free to watch via Facebook live and YouTube, though a suggested $20 donation for tickets and “tips” would be greatly appreciated. This will help Gomez to offset lost income from canceled shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. Donations can be made at Venmo @Max-Gomez-Music or PayPal at paypal.me/maxsmusic.

To stream the shows on your smart TV, go to YouTube link youtu.be/6xMvVTZY6-o. To watch on Facebook live visit the Max Gomez Music page at showtime, look for the "Live" video and click the video to stream.

We caught up with Gomez via email to ask a few questions about his upcoming shows.

What music will you be featuring in your birthday shows?

Saturday’s show I'll be playing old songs from my past two albums as well as some newer songs that are yet to be released. To me a show on a Saturday should feel like a celebration. With that in mind, as well as what we're currently enduring, I hope that online shows like this will provide some solace as well as a modern-fashioned good time.

Monday’s show will be on my birthday so I'll get to have more fun than usual. During that show I'm planning on playing a lot of songs I don't normally get to play. Songs that inspire me. Old songs, country songs, folk songs. And, I'll be paying tribute to (hard to believe I'm saying this) the late great John Prine.

What platform are you using, and what can people expect from the online experience?

Both of these shows (Saturday and Monday) will be livestreamed simultaneously via Facebook and YouTube. You can find out more about it at maxgomezmusic.com or facebook.com/maxgomezmusic.

You have lost your main source of income and inspiration -- live performances. What gives you hope these days?

I think the sudden stillness that the virus has caused is forcing many to see the world in the way that it was, in a past tense. And while we look toward "reopening" and the future I find hope in that the whole planet will learn from this and become more in touch with what's important and what's not. I think undoubtedly the world will come back from this stronger and smarter. That gives me hope. I think that should give us all hope.

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