Maximal Band

Maximal’s All-American Band

David Bird (Rosebud, Missouri) ……
David Bird, Branson’s award winning musician, lives in Omaha, Arkansas. He is the most honored guitar player west of Nashville, Tennessee. On this album he picks several styles of lead guitar and plays the dobro, too. On the song “Walking On” David plays the dobro, mandolin, and banjo. He is Branson’s only two-time award winning guitarist. “DB” is ranked as one of the top ten guitar players in the world! “I really enjoyed picking on Razorback Country,” he said. “That is a very good album!”

Greg Moody ……
Greg grew up in Mountain View, Arkansas where music is played on every street corner. Greg is one of the most talented steel guitar players in the music business. He plays a mean mandolin as well. Greg is another award winning musician who performs in Branson.

Frank Brown (Austin, Texas) ……
Frank has been blind since birth. A truly amazing and gifted musician who plays the keyboards as if he had four sets of eyes and four sets of ears. He hears music better than most music producers.

Rodney Smith (Amarillo, Texas) ……
Rodney learned to play the fiddle early in life. He learned the fiddle so well that he is now considered one of the best in the music business. One of the very best!

Ike Thurn ……
Ike hails from northeast Iowa, but made Branson his home. His resume includes playing horns for such band leaders as Pee Wee King, Andy Dial, and many others. Ike excels on the sax, tumpet, clarinet, guitar, piano, fiddle … he plays them all! And he plays them well!

Zeke “Bugs” Lindsey ……
Bugs makes a harmonica walk and talk like no other musician ever! Bugs, who lives near Fort Smiht, Arkansas, has the ability to take a so-so song and turn that into an exciting arrangement. He is one of the all time best. Bugs has a style of harmonica playing that is rare. Very rare!

Bird, Moody, Brown, Smith, Thurn, and Lindsey are six of Americas’s top musicians!

This unbelievable group of pickers are truly masters at their craft! Including Reed who played the harmonica on “Just Ask Ole Miss.”

The songs in this album were written in less than 10 minutes each. “Walking On” was written as a ballad in four minutes by Reed one Saturday morning while sitting in his coach in Nashville. The next morning Virginia Sizemore heard it and said, “It needs something. It needs a chorus.” Three minutes later they had the complete song. Later that afternoon Brent Rose recorded “Walking On” at The Sound Kitchen in Nashville. Talent, like cream, will always rise to the top.

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