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Don wrote on August 23, 2015 at 12:07 am:
Max, I too was heavily influenced by your bass groove & John Guerin's drum groove. What an education for any musician to watch & hear you two playing. So sad that he passed away. I enjoyed the shows at the Baked Potato & the Roxy. One time when me and my wife were in San Diego @ Humphreys we got to see you play with your band. I called you about two years ago and you were nice enough to talk on the phone with me for about 30-45 minutes. You & John were/are two of my heroes. Don
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Hi Don, Good of you to stay in touch! All is well. I live in San Clemente. Still playing quite a bit. Many thanks for the kudos!!!!!!!!!!!!!! m
alex wrote on August 7, 2015 at 10:30 pm:
Hello Max, Thanks for all the great music through the years
Bill Lamberson wrote on August 7, 2015 at 1:25 am:
Hi Max, I'm not sure how I stumbled on your website, but here I am. I'm from Oskaloosa and have loved your playing since first hearing you on Hat Rats. Bill
Lauri Bennett Owens wrote on June 21, 2015 at 11:40 pm:
Hi Uncle Max, Happy Father's Day. I was just talking about you with a friend who is in a band. I loved going to a recording session with you when I was in high school. It was very special to me and you know that I have, also, always loved horses. We are all doing very well. Karen's oldest daughter, Berkley, just got married and Jeff's youngest just graduated from high school and is in China learning Mandarin. My son Mitchell is trying to be a commercial fisherman. I am sure that Mary and Dad are smiling down on you. Much, much love. I hope that you are well and happy! Lauri
Spat wrote on May 30, 2015 at 11:22 am:
Just ran across Max Bennett for the first time, so to speak. With so many high accolades behind your past performances and staying true to today's groove, I'll be a forever fan. With the utmost respect, keep on keepin' on!
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Thanks,Spat. I'll keep on "keepin'on. All the best to ya!! m
Russ Thor wrote on May 25, 2015 at 9:44 pm:
Thank you Max. Happy birthday! I enjoyed your performance at the KSBR bash last night. I appreciate you meeting me to sign my cap! I heard you at the Roxy Theater when I was 17 with Tom Scott. You and Johnny Guerin inspired me to play the drums. Thank you!
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Hi Russ, Many thanks for your compliments. Yesterday was a fun day!!! All the best to you!!! m
Jeff Camilleri wrote on May 2, 2015 at 2:48 pm:
Hi Max, I have just learnt of all your amazing bass playing on so many incredible recording dates and had to look you up. You are truly bass Royalty. Until recently, I had no idea you were responsible for so much of Joni's catalogue. Digging deeper I have learnt of hundreds of other tracks from artists so diverse spanning decades. Absolutely incredible. I have send the afternoon listening to your playing. Such beautifully understated bass playing providing flawless support for the other instruments around you. Thanks for the website. Thanks for the opportunity to express my gratitude. All the best and good health to you.
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Thanks! for the Kudos. I love to play. All the best to you!! m
Gary Siegenthaler wrote on February 1, 2015 at 3:03 pm:
Hi Max, just wanted to drop in and say thank you for your immense contributions to the world of music. You are a bassist and composer extraordinaire. You have been a huge influence on my musicianship since 1974. When my wife Carlene passed away suddenly in 2013 it was the music that sustained me. Carlene and I managed a resort in Cambria. She was a huge fan of you and your music too. My Best to You and Teri in 2015! 8)
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Hi Gary, Once again I must thank you for your very kind words. I try my best to make music with intrinsic value & I very much appreciate your input. I can only imagine how devastating it is to lose your life partner. I wish you the very best & again thank you for your kindness. m
Gary Siegenthaler wrote on February 1, 2015 at 8:45 am:
Hi Max, Your gift of awesome music to the world, keeps on giving.Your amazing musicianship inspired my love for the electric bass in 1974 and 8) sustained me through some dark times after Carlene passed away in 2013.We managed the Resort in Cambria. Max, Your bass lines talk and I am a faithful listener. My Best to you and Teri.
Chas Rio wrote on January 7, 2015 at 6:30 am:
Max, I'm a late blooming bass player and I decided to go back to some of my childhood favorite albums and Tom Cat is on the list. I'm deconstructing the great bass lines and having a blast. You're the man!!! Chas Rio Chas Rio on Facebook