Former dcTalk singer Kevin Max is set to release his upcoming album The Blood this Fall. While Max doesn't shy away from defending his Christian faith, he has expressed a desire to create art with a universal appeal. He tells the press, "My music is for a Christian and a Buddhist to pick up and still enjoy, as well as for an atheist. But it is there to prod and ask some questions: What's my worldview? What do I believe in, and why do I believe it?"
With dcTalk, Max accrued album sales exceeding 8 million, as well as numerous Grammy and Dove Awards. In recent years, Max explored his art and his faith with several critically acclaimed solo projects, and live performances alongside artists like Warren Cuccurullo of Duran Duran, Psychedelic Furs and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes. His regular sold out shows at Hollywood's famed Viper Room have drawn capacity crowds, and enticed the likes of Tom Arnold, Christian Slater and Gene Simmons of KISS to check out his live show.
The Blood is about the story of Redemption and Grace, found only in the salvation story of Jesus Christ. "The Blood is not a classic hymns cover project or a white/homogenized version of black gospel or soul music," explains Max. "It's a sensitive and stylized adaptation of the music that was at the root of rock and roll, blues and popular culture." He continues, "Long before there was rock and roll, the blues or country, there was Gospel. I look forward to digging deep into a historical art form that deserves as much attention as any musical genre in existence."
Having recently relocated to Nashville, Max is dividing his time between the studio and live concert appearances, including performances in London, England and Paris, France in May. Canadians interested in seeing Max this summer can drive to the Grand Rapids Arts Festival in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 1 where he's scheduled to perform at 7pm.
For more information please visit www.kevinmaxmusic.com.
Writer: Soul Shine Staff