Max ZT – “The Jimi Hendrix of hammered dulcimer” NPR
Dan Whitehouse – “lyrics that avert your gaze to the sky” (BBC Radio 6)
Dan Whitehouse (UK) and Max ZT (UK) step out together from behind the glass in November for a series of special shows in a selection of the UK’s finest acoustic environments.
Both artists were selected to represent their countries in the international Global Music Match project back in May 2021, when Dan found himself in lockdown in Japan. The pair collaborated online – interweaving poetry and song with music which fuses multi-cultural roots and traditions – to create a truly compelling and innovative sound.
“Force of nature”, Brooklyn’s Max ZT, is an innovator of his instrument. His unorthodox playing and bold experimental style have led him to be described as the “Jimi Hendrix of hammered dulcimer” (NPR).
His band House of Waters have been called “One of the most original bands on the planet,” by NY Music Daily. This, Max’s first solo tour, sees him pushing the boundaries even further as he embraces the spoken word, soulful singing, and “lyrics that avert your gaze to the sky” (BBC Radio 6) of award-winning Black Country singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse.
Signed with Reveal Records, across five solo albums Dan has gained a reputation as “a fine songwriter, a unique vocal talent and a talented multi-instrumentalist/ performer” (Maverick).
Alongside compositions from a joint EP release (available only at the live gigs on this tour) both artists will also perform solo material – Dan from latest release Dreamland Tomorrow (Reveal Records) and Max ZT from his forthcoming debut solo album Daybreak (Six Degrees Records).
TOUR DATES NOVEMBER 2021
Wednesday 24th – Anthony Burgess Manchester
Thursday 25th – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Friday 26th – The Sound Lounge Sutton
Sunday 28th Ashburton Arts South Devon
Monday 29th Glass Studio Bristol
Tuesday 30th St Anne’s Barnstaple North Devon
10 STEPS – Max ZT/Dan Whitehouse Collaboration
Shizuka – Max ZT/Dan Whitehouse Collaboration
Max ZT solo from forthcoming album ‘Daybreak’
Dan Whitehouse solo D- reamland
Dan Whitehouse solo – Tomorrow