- By mrsmusic40
- February 9, 2017
- Comments Off on FRI. APR. 21, 2017 – MAX STALLING / MIKE STINSON
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Max Stalling is a Texas country music singer/songwriter. Stalling was born in Uvalde, Texas and moved to Crystal City before attending kindergarten through high school in Carrizo Springs. He studied at Texas A&M University, where he earned a master’s degree in Food Science. Stalling entered the corporate world following college and eventually moved to Dallas, working in product development for Frito-Lay.
Inspired by artists like Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, and Guy Clark, Stalling started writing songs, recording albums, and eventually touring with a full band to back him. His band currently consists of Jeff Howe on drums and percussion, Bryce Clarke on nylon-string guitar, electric guitar and mandolin, and Jason Steinsultz on stand-up and electric bass and singing harmony. Stalling plays about 150 shows a year and is in the third year of a Budweiser sponsorship. He is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Texas Chapter of NARAS. He has received a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Home to You, Stalling’s latest album, was released on August 17, 2010 on the Blind Nello Records label, produced by Grammy winner Lloyd Maines. It earned both a Best Album and a Best Male Vocal nomination for the 2011 LonestarMusic Awards. The album’s first single, “I Ain’t Drinking Alone”, was #14 on the Radio Free Texas 100 Most Requested Songs of 2010 list. Home to You followed four previous studio projects: Topaz City in 2008, Comfort In the Curves in 1997, Wide Afternoon in 2000 and One of the Ways in 2002. Stalling also has two live releases, Sell-Out in 2006 and Live From the Granada in 2009.
Mike Stinson can write songs in his sleep….no really, check out Walking Home In The Rain from his fourth and most recent album Hell And Half Of Georgia. “Well that only happened once but yeah it’s true. I woke up with that song fully formed playing in my head. No idea where it came from.” General consensus is that Mike’s blue collar songwriting ethic earned him that freebie. That kind of ‘luck’ comes from putting in the time. Here’s a glimpse at what that time has looked like. Raised in Virginia, schooled in DC, Mike moved to Los Angeles where eighteen years made him a veteran of what he calls “the trenches of beer joint warfare.” The last six years have found him based in Houston and barnstorming the roadhouses of Texas week in and week out.