The Monday night blues series continues Aug. 29 with David Maxwell playing from 7 to 10 p.m. in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission is $10.

Keyboards fans will want to catch Maxwell, a multiple Blues Music Award nominee for Pinetop Perkins Player of the Year; he won last year’s BMA for Acoustic Album of the Year Award with “You Got To Move” (with Louisiana Red).

Maxwell has amassed an enormous resume throughout the years playing piano with some of the greatest and well-known blues musicians. He plays many styles of blues, jazz and improvised music, but is best known for his soulful virtuosity and unmatched ability to reach the heart of post-war Chicago blues. Often compared to the great Otis Spann (of the Muddy Waters band), Maxwell is no mere imitation but has created a style and sound uniquely his own, earning the reputation as one of the finest blues pianists alive.

Maxwell has played with many of the greats including tours with Freddie King, Bonnie Raitt, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Charlie Musselwhite and Ronnie Earl; and gigs with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Levon Helm, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lowell Fulsom, Junior Wells and many others. He can be found playing keys on many blues albums that have been released in the last 25 years and backed up Keith Richards and Eric Clapton for Hubert Sumlin’s 2005 CD “About Them Shoes.”

For upcoming artists in the Monday night series, check the Time Out Blues page at

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to