Our Next Performance

  • Max’s Midnight Kitchen

    Max's 5-15.jpgTuesday, June 9

    Max’s Midnight Kitchen (website here), a nationally touring string band based in Portland, combines folk, bluegrass and country, with a healthy dose of surrealism and humor. Formed by travels up and down the US and across international borders, their songs tell stories of wily characters and paint pictures of the world as it goes by. In addition to original material, Max’s Midnight Kitchen performs songs from American old-time folk and bluegrass traditions, along with some rock and country classics thrown in for good measure.

    Matt Takiff and Daniel Nickerson met auditioning for the same tenor sax position with the Lewis and Clark College jazz combo (they both got it). They have been playing music together ever since. Max’s Midnight Kitchen began as a family band of immense proportions, with as many as ten musicians cramming into basements across Portland to play late into the night. The band has three albums under its belt, and they tour a good deal.

    In the Fifth Street Farms tradition of genre-blurring performances, the first set will include Daniel on guitar, banjo, and vocals, and Matt on guitar and vocals. The second set will add Erik Yates of Hot Buttered Rum on dobro, and Alex Bice of Steep Ravine on bass. They’ll be playing many of the songs off their new EP “Travels With Blake.”

    Website and tunes here.