Max Ochs to perform at Thomas Paine Unitarian Universalist Fellowship August 5th


Max Ochs to perform August 5 at the Thomas Paine Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Fingerstyle guitarist and folklorist Maxwell “Max” Ochs, with his life-partner Suzanne Ochs, will lead an upbeat worship service replete with music and poetry focusing on the importance of gratitude in and for our lives, Sunday, August 5, 10:30 a.m., at the Thomas Paine Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Collegeville, PA.

Ochs has recorded for Takoma records among other labels since the mid-1960’s. His friendship and association with guitarist John Fahey led to many music collaborations, including one with blues icon Mississippi John Hurt who spent weeks teaching Ochs early blues guitar-picking styles. For over a decade, Ochs curated the folk music series at 333 Coffeehouse in Annapolis, MD. His last full album, Hooray for Another Day (2008), includes readings of some of his poems, one of which pays tribute to his cousin, legendary protest singer/songwriter Phil Ochs.

Max Ochs continues to write, perform and record songs in the folk and blues tradition