Spiritual Folk from Portland, Maine. - Max García Conover: Handsome Suit
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posted 11 Apr 2020 by Krister Axel
Offers us the musical cover to pass through our own, troubled mortality into an effortless world of infinite acceptance.

We have covered the music of Max García Conover before. He is a gifted lyricist and accomplished performer who has shared the stage with Cat Power, Justin Townes Earle, The Weather Station and many others. In between songs he likes to tell stories, and his storytelling has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and Stories From The Stage.

Max grew up in Bemus Point, New York and started writing songs in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Conover's latest single "Handsome Suit" is a combination of personal narrative and observational symbolism, as he paints detail-rich, layered studies of American life with a gritty voice and a plaintive, folk-flavored musical style. His combination of bittersweet half-memory and bold, broad-stroke allegory creates a template for self-reflection as he, line by line, hooks his audience with a theme of unadorned melancholy and redemptive truth. Max García Conover offers us the musical cover to pass through our own, troubled mortality into an effortless world of infinite acceptance.

Crazy lady shoveling the whole damn road
Three gold deer in the hip high snow
Radiator hissing and you cover his feet
Runaway jury on TNT

Max García Conover releases music both independently and through the Barcelona-based label Son Canciones. This song is featured on our Roots Collection.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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