Max Zimmet & Hot Pickin Bluegrass
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Max Zimmet & Hot Pickin Bluegrass

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Austin, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
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"Max Zimmet selected to provide music for TV series"

Press Release
February 10, 2005

From: Best of America by HorsebackTM television show
Contact: Becky Ballantyne, Production Manager
Phone: 540-829-9555

Austin, TX Guitarists on TV

The Best of America by HorsebackTM television show has selected the Austin area, guitarists, Max Zimmet and his father, Steve Zimmet to be highlighted in their series of trail ride television series in Texas. Their performance will be taped on location in Cat Spring, TX at the 7-IL Ranch on Wednesday, March 2, 2005. The series will begin airing this July on both Dish TV Network and DirecTV, being hosted by Outdoorsman, Tom Seay and Co-Hosted by movie wrangler, Doug Sloan; both of Virginia.

The weekly show will feature selected trail ride locations across America and will feature Texas during this series of rides. The show will focus on the available trails, stabling locations and their accommodations as well as area attractions. The conclusion of each program will feature a campfire segment and a performing music group selected from national search, which included Washington, DC, Georgia and Texas.

The Trailmaster, Tom Seay, was quoted as saying, "There was absolutely no question about Steve and Max Zimmet's music. We did not even have to listen to their bluegrass music more than 30 seconds, before we made a decision." Seay further said, "Four of the five top musician national choices came from Texas. At his young age, Max plays like a lifetime master. Everyone should try to hear him, regardless of whether they like bluegrass, for pure pleasure."

Contact: Best of America by HorsebackTM
Becky Ballantyne, ProductionManager
Phone: 540-829-9555 - Best of America By Horseback

"Fredericksburg Show"

May 23, 2004
Surprise email from audience member

From: "David West" <>
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 11:00:28 -0500

What a terrific show last night!! Betty and I couldn't have enjoyed it more. No way! Every now and then you are privileged to see inspiring musicianship and personality on one one big "gulp". And, boy, was that the case last night.

Speaking of musicianship...Max is my newest guitar pick'n hero. Boy, has he developed his style. The first time I saw him I was amazed at his pick'n ability. This time I'm truly impressed by not only his technical skill, but also the style that has become so smooth. What an artistic future he has! All of that and a sense of humor too. You'll have to forgive me if I gush about his skills. I have no kids, so wonderfully skilled young folks, whose creativity and discipline couldn't be more obvious, are an inspiration to me... Can't wait to catch you two again!

Dave and Betty West - audience member

"Rockygrass Flatpick Guitar Contest"

I'm really happy to report I placed 3rd in the 2005 Rockygrass flatpick guitar contest. - Planet Bluegrass

"Tomorrow's Stars, Today!"

From the Eddie Collins web page: A special event featuring Tomorrow's Stars, Today!
Teenage super-pickers Sarah Jarosz (mandolin and vocals) and Max Zimmet (guitar and mandolin) will perform with Eddie Collins. Eddie will lend his talents to see if he has what it takes to play with some of Central Texas' brightest, upcoming talent. Max has been featured in shows and on radio throughout Central Texas." 11/28/04 -


Central Texas Bluegrass! Volume 2
Pick Noise EP
Central Texas Bluegrass! Volume 1



Entranced with Bluegrass after seeing a rerun of Bill Monroe on Austin City Limits, he started playing Bluegrass as a kid, and since the age of 13 has been playing at venues and events in the Central Texas area and around Texas.

Max graduated cum laude from Berklee College of Music, with a dual major in guitar and mandolin performance.

"I'd like any Bluegrass musicians who might be listening to say, 'Yeah, that's some real clean picking.' But mostly, I just want everybody to get caught up in the music."

Max placed 3rd Rockygrass flatpick guitar contest. He was selected to play at the Austin Friends of Traditional Music Winter Festival, and also was 1 of 4 bands chosen for a showcase set at the Argyle Bluegrass Festival.