Maxim Ludwig

Maxim Ludwig

 Silver Lake, California, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

With dense arrangements and street-smart songwriting, Maxim Ludwig combines elements of heartland rock, Brill Building pop, Krautrock, and soul to make what he calls post-roots. The LA Times writes that, "If rock ’n’ roll is dead, [he] has as good a chance of shocking it back to life."

Biography

After recording "Multitudes" under the name Drive He Said, 24 year-old Los Angeles singer-songwriter/guitarist Maxim Ludwig recruited Ben Reddell (bass, vocals), Tyler Cash (keyboards, vocals), Casey Baird (drums), and Will Walden (guitars, vocals). Ludwig’s intense stage performances and passionately crafted underdog songs are anchored by the barreling, equally R&B/AOR inspired bass playing of Reddell and the minimalism of Baird, balanced with Walden’s cavernous guitar and Cash’s melodic keyboards.

With dense, propulsive arrangements and tenaciously street-smart songwriting, Ludwig combines elements of heartland rock, art rock, punk, Americana, Brill Building pop, Krautrock, and soul to make what they call post-roots. August Brown from the LA Times writes that Ludwig has "figured out that nothing evokes recession-era manly desperation like a squall from a red-lining Telecaster run through a hornets’ nest of pedals...If rock ’n’ roll is dead, [Ludwig] has as good a chance of shocking it back to life."

The anthemic EP “Multitudes” (available FREE to download thru maximludwig.com on October 29th) was produced and engineered by Adam Gunther (Harriet) and also features Matt Bernstein on guitar (Wet Leather, formerly of Flora and Fauna), Alex Casnoff on keyboards (Harriet, formerly of Dawes, Papa), Sean O’Brien on lap steel (Papa), Mike Moonves (Busy Living, formerly of Chief), and Caitlin Rose.

Discography

"Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven" (self-titled debut) Available on iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, etc. Also streaming on website.

"Drive He Said-Multitudes" Available on iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, etc. Also streaming on website.

Set List

Paradise Cove
Real Full-Time Guy
Make You Think You Love Me
Assembly Line
Big White Wall
All My Nightmares
Run Like Hell
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