Max Stalling

Releases: Banquet (2015), Home To You (2010), Live From The Granada (CD/DVD, 2009), Topaz City (2008), Sell-Out (2006), One of the Ways (2002), Wide Afternoon (2000), Comfort in the Curves (1997)
Years at MusicFest: 9

Texas country singer-songwriter Max Stalling pens tunes that connect and songs that form a snapshot of his life. Five years after his last record, Stalling felt compelled to mold a full-length record. Enter Banquet: Stalling’s sixth studio album. In many ways Banquet is quintessential Max Stalling – a batch of uncluttered, melodic, beautifully played vignettes about life, the oddities of the human condition, struggles, and broken hearts. He consistently plays at least 150 shows a year all over Texas and occasionally ventures to surrounding states. He’s steadfastly cemented himself as an important and respected regional singer-songwriter with a deeply loyal following. Born in Crystal City, Texas, Stalling attended school in nearby Carrizo Springs. He would eventually venture to Texas A&M University where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in food science. He didn’t pick up the guitar until 1990. A year later, Stalling moved to Dallas. There he found Adair’s Saloon and what would become his musical family. As he soaked up the influential talents of Texas music legends like Guy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, and Townes Van Zandt; he formed friendships with emerging Texas singer-songwriters Ed Burleson, Brian Burns, Tommy Alverson, Larry Joe Taylor and the late Ronny Spears that would eventually inspire his career as an artist. Stalling can often be found performing at the MusicFest with his wife Heather on the fiddle.

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