The local South Florida music community lost a beloved friend last August 17th. Our good friend and musical brother, Max Dubose, a Country, Blues and Americana singer, passed away in his sleep after a performance during a Woodstock Reunion Festival in New York.
Friends, musicians, and family all gathered at Tim Finnegan's Irish Pub in Delray Beach this past Saturday August 31st, to honor Max's memory, and the turn out was truly amazing. What a showing of love and friendship. It was a true celebration of his life. A large group of local musicians paid tribute by performing some music to an incredibly packed house all night long.
Tim Finnegan's is home to a weekly Thursday jam led by Monique Chalk, and this was one of Max's favorite places to be. You would always find him either on stage sitting on a stool strumming his worn out Martin Acoustic, and singing, or sitting out back, sipping some whiskey and a beer, always clad in black in his black hat and Max Dubose T-shirt, with a big smile and a great story to tell you.
Jorge and Max met back in 2013 in Delray Beach, when Max was running an open jam at Kevro's Art Bar. "I met Max at Kevro's Art Bar. He was one of the first people I met on the scene here. He always had supportive words to say about my original tunes, even back then when I first put together a band with the few musicians I had met at the time."
Monique, Bruja's Keyboard player and back up vocalist, also played with Max and The Scandalous Rogues for years, and she collaborated on his very last album, which was recently recorded at Turnkey Music Studio by Jack Schulman. To say he left behind a legacy of friendship, love and music is an understatement.
You may donate to his cause by purchasing one of his T-Shirts. All funds go to his family fund. This is the link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/733770911/max-dubose-and-the-scandalous-rogues-tee?ref=listing_published_alert
We Love you Max. See you on the other side.