Songs for Jay Kay

Good news, everyone! I am honored and humbled to announce that I will be featured on an upcoming CD for suicide and depression awareness entitled, Songs For Jay Kay alongside The FramesMundy, and a slew of Irish talent. I will also be playing on the main stage of the CD release night, details to be announced soon! I'll be in the studio soon to record the track with Nightgroove Studios. I am very excited to be part of such an important project, and big thanks to Homegrown Music and Shane Moloney Management for putting it together. Stay tuned for more information!

This week in Chris Maxey Musicing...

Then Saturday I'll be at Sin É with Chase Nova and the Devil's Jukebox, free in, and tasty wings from Just Wing It! Kicks off at 9, be there!

Two great shows coming up this week! Wednesday at half 8 I'll be at The Globe Bar for the Song Room with The Midnight Hour Band, Kev Man, and Kory Quinn!

The Mezz- Loud and Clear Collective

Hey there! It's a beautiful day in Dublin, and I'm looking forward to my third appearance at The Loud and Clear Collective at The Mezz tonight in Temple Bar! It's sure to be a great lineup, great beer promos, and it's free in! Huzzah!

Soul Power

Play that Funky Music

The Chris Maxey Trio is very proud to announce that we'll be going into the studio to cut a three song EP with Ric Major and Middle Option Music in February!  The future is bright, and we're very excited. The EP will feature staples of Chris's show, including Ramen Noodle Girl, Morning Misses You, and Warm Enough! Stay tuned for release dates!

Sleep When We Die

This weekend is jam packed with shows, and due to recording, it'll be your last time to see the Trio until late March!

Thursday kicks it all off with Chris Maxey and Friends featuring Devin Williams! Check out this talented and passionate up and comer while he plays originals as well as his fresh take on great artists like Gary Clark Jr. and Bob Marley! We'll have plenty of other friends to sit in and jam, come see who it'll be this week!

Then on Friday the Trio will be rocking out Frankie's 49er from 8-midnight! There's sure to be some great jams as well as some brand new tunes, definitely a night you don't want to miss.

Finally on Saturday, Chris and Nate Cozadd (check out his website here) will be playing a duo acoustic show at one of Springfield's newest venues, The Albatross! Be sure to come check out the full menu and bar from 8 to midnight!

For more upcoming show info, check out our shows page!


Tune in, Drop out

Chris's performance and interview aired today featuring his music, influences, and growing up with music. In case you missed it, check it all out here

Chris Maxey and Friends every Thursday from 9-12

Don't Mess with Texas

Good friends Jeff Adams and Stacie Taylor are soon moving down to Austin, TX, and their last performance will be at the Chris Maxey and Friends show this Thursday at 9:00! It'll be a big party, so be sure to come out and wish this awesome duo happy travels!

The Trio is taking a well-deserved break this weekend, but we'll be back next weekend at the Blue Grouch from 8-12!

In the Spirit of Radio

This week Chris's special guest at Norb Andy's is the incredibly talented Patrick Russel! He'll be playing some of his own tunes as well as some Hedwig tunes, don't miss this special treat!

Next Thursday Chris will not be at Norb Andy's, but with his Trio at Boondocks from 8:30-11:30 playing acoustic and electric tunes! He'll be back at Norb's the following Thursday. We'll see you then!

Chris went into the WUIS studios yesterday afternoon and recorded an acoustic performance and interview with the lovely Rachel Otwell. We expect it to air sometime after the holidays, we'll be sure to let you know about times and dates!

Patrick Russel


Photo credit: Janet Morris

We've got big plans and big goals, and we're so happy with the direction we're going in. First of all, we had an amazing time playing Jingle Jam IV in support of such a great cause. Click here to see how you can contribute!  Also, we'll be going into the studio to record our first EP in the first quarter of 2013!

Photo credit: Janet Morris

Photo credit: Janet Morris

Upcoming Shows:

Pete Sander

Tonight we have Pete Sander as our special guest at Norb Andy's, next week we have Patrick Russel, and then on the 20th we'll be playing a late evening show at Boondocks! Can you dig it?

Photo credit: Janet Morris

Before the Storm

Here at Trio Central, we're battening down the hatches for the rush of gigs we have coming up in the next couple of months. We've put together some new posters and promotional material to bring our message to the masses.

Up and Coming:

This week we've got our weekly Chris Maxey and Friends show back with a very talented singer-songwriter, Matt Skinner, as well as plenty of other musicians looking for a good jam. It'll be a good night you don't want to miss.

Then this Sunday the 2nd the Trio will be playing the annual Jingle Jam at Southwind Park in Springfield, IL in benefit to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. We'll be playing a small set from 4:15-4:45, but be sure to come out for the whole show, as there is plenty of talent on the bill!

A Thousand Words, or Some Such...

Orange you glad we have pictures?

Thanks to the lovely and talented Janet Morris, the Trio has some new promotional photos to share! These guys have so much personality, and it definitely comes through in these pictures. Check them out on our gallery page! 

It's hard to keep a straight face with these guys around.

We have some great dates coming up, too! There will be no Chris Maxey and Friends show this Thursday (have a happy Thanksgiving!), but we'll be back on the 29th with Matt Skinner as our special guest. That Sunday, December 2nd, we're doing a small set at Southwind Park to benefit the St. Jude's Hospital. Get all the details at our Shows page!

Matt Skinner

The 49'er, Our Maiden Voyage

We had a great time at the 49er last night! Chris played a couple of acoustic sets to warm up the night, then the band got on stage to do a little rockin' and rollin' (mostly rockin'). Our first time out for a gig, we had a great time and appreciate everyone who came out to support us! We're excited for the future, and look forward to all of our upcoming dates!

I Christen Thee, the S.S. Fancy Pants

Welcome to our brand new website! It'll have stuff inside of pages with WORDS on them. We'll be pushing out all kinds of new content, including recordings, videos, photos, newsletters, and new show information. Oh my! I am devastatingly excited.

Speaking of which! Our new drummer, Oakie, is a promotional monster that cannot be fed. We've got new Trio shows booked, with even more on their way! Check it out on our new Shows page, complete with gadget Google directions!

We'll have plenty of new stuff to look and listen to very soon, please check back often!