newman maxGuitar and mandolin player Max Newman was born and raised in Alaska where he was surrounded by traditional music and dance from an early age. He often played alongside his dad for local contra dances and enjoyed Irish music sessions. He now resides in Boston where he performs most frequently with Nor’easter and Stringrays. He savors the joy of making exuberant dance music that serves a sense of community. In addition to making music, Max co-organizes several events, including Youth Dance Weekend, a camp dedicated to developing leadership among the next generation of contra and English participants. He also worked for CDSS as the Youth Projects Intern, leading workshops and developing materials for dance organizers, callers, and musicians.

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