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Published: 2011/04/29

Max Creek Looks Back to 1971

Dave Reed, John Rider and Bob Gosselin last night- photo by Mark Carlson,

When Max Creek first came together in 1971 the group performed as a trio with guitarist Dave Reed, bass player John Rider and drummer Bob Gosselin. The band expanded the next year with the addition of guitarist Scott Murawski, who was only 15 years old (he left and rejoined a few months later), followed by keyboard player Mark Mercier in 1973. Last night at the Old Well in Simsbury, CT the original line-up took the stage once again, as four songs into the set, Murawski, Mercier and current drummer Scott Allshouse stepped aside as Reed and Gosselin reunited with Rider for “The Wreck of the Old 97.” The history of the band was then retraced as Murawski joined in for “Crystal Clear,” before Mercier returned for “Crawdad Hole.” Allshouse then took the stage once again for “Dead Pipes.”

This evening, Max Creek’s 40th anniversary tour makes its way to New York City’s Sullivan Hall. For more on the development of the group, check out our interview with Scott Murawski.

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