From The Boston Globe, November 30, 2017 Story by Ed Symkus/ photo by Dina Rudick The Noise is going silent. The music magazine that began in September 1981 as a raggedy, five-pager, piling up in rock clubs and music stores all over Boston before switching exclusively to an online format more recently, will cease publication with its December issue. The brainchild of its editor-in-chief and only paid employee, singer-songwriter-guitarist T Max, The Noise was, especially at the height of its … Read More >>

Brother Jim – RIP

My brother Jim Maxwell (1948-2018) knew that I looked up to him and I was grateful that he got me involved in music. When I was 14 he took me, along with his buddies, to the Murray the K shows at the Brooklyn Fox Theatre. These shows were basically a variety show featuring a lot of Motown acts mixed with the latest groups at the top of the charts. At the last show we attended in March of 1967, The … Read More >>

Feb Gigs

T Max co-hosts Julie Dougherty’s Open Mic at the Salem VFW on the last Wednesday of each month. Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:00-10pm –  Julie Dougherty’s Open Mic (the last Wednesday of every month), featured artist Lyle Brewer, at THE SALEM VFW, 95 Derby St, Salem, MA – free admission – donation taken for the feature Saturday, March 10, 2018. 7:00-9:00pm – March Madness Talent Show hosted by T Max. Saint Susanna Parish, 262 Needham St, Dedham, MA. Charitable Donations … Read More >>


THESE ARE REVIEWS OF T MAX SHOWS and PRODUCTS T MAX T Max’s Vegetable Tour Jamaica Plain Farmers Market/ Watertown Farmers Market/ etc. 5/28/16 – 8/4/16 How does he do it?  What are his secret energetic ingredients?  Who’s his agent?  In a never-ending quest to be among the “people,” T Max has turned into a modern day Woody Guthrie, a troubadour roaming the land to bring his music, his whimsy, and artistic inspiration to the area’s local farmer’s markets. Starting … Read More >>

1969 – TCD

  Mr. Timothy Charles Duane…ba doomp… was born on Labor Day, 1969, when Timi and Duane arrived at Charlie’s house with a song they wanted to play for him. The song, “I Can’t Wait,” was written for a guitar and two tubas but since there was a clarinet sitting around Duane figured out how to play one of the lines. Knock knock on Charlie’s door and there he is playing the piano, while simultaneously playing another clarinet, working on his … Read More >>


T MAX’S EARLY DAYS IN BOSTON (1980 – before The Noise) When T Max first got to Boston in 1980 he lived for a short time in Brookline with his wife and a friend of hers from the Vineyard. T Max worked at Erewhon, located on Newbury Street, as a morning produce clerk. The health food store stood across the street from Syncro Sound, The Cars recording studio. He was also playing in Art Yard. He would be out to … Read More >>

Murray the K

The Murray the K shows at the Brooklyn Fox Theater in the 1960s are what lead T Max to be a performer. The shows highlighted the best of Motown mixed with the latest groups crossing the Atlantic. The bold face dates listed below are the shows that T Max and his brothers attended. Note that the March 28, 1967 show had both The Who and Cream doing their American debut. December 29, 1960–The Clay Cole Christmas Show with Murray the … Read More >>


Links to T MAX live performances …. “TWIST & SHOUT” at Me & Thee Coffeehouse; video by Ray Dollard “SEASON OF THE WITCH” (Tito performance) on Essex Street, Salem MA; video by Joe Gillooly “NOWHERE MAN” at Me & Thee Coffeehouse with Bird Mancini “GIMME SOME COFFEE”  – “SMILE” – “NO REPLY”  – “THINK UP A DREAM”  – “FLY” – “STAND”  – “YELLOW SUBMARINE” at Me & Thee Coffeehouse with Scrambled Eggs “HOLY MOLEY” – … … Read More >>