John “Gray Hound” Maxwell will be teaching blues guitar at the 2017 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop.
John was raised in Chicago and indoctrinated in the blues at the Old Town School of Folk Music by the great John Long. In over 40 years of honing his skills, John has shared the stage with Gatemouth Brown, Maria Muldaur, Ruthie Foster, Susan Tedeschi, Roy Rogers, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Jon Cleary, St. Louis legend Henry Townsend and others.
The 2016 Memphis IBC honored John’s first solo recording, “Blues For Evangeline” as one of the top 5 Self Produced CD’s of the year. John is currently producing his second CD to be released by the end of 2017.
From the Marin Independent Journal: “On ‘Blues For Evangeline’, his debut recording, Maxwell shows his incredible proficiency…so accomplished, so authentic in its interpretation of an American blues tradition, that he probably won’t be Marin’s best kept secret for long.”