Max Muscato (born April 10th, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. He was born in Germanton, MD, and raised in Buffalo, NY. Originally Max aspired to be a physician, but while attending the University at Buffalo he found himself spending the majority of his time writing music rather than studying. After graduating in 2012, Max traveled to Florida to work as a personal trainer at PGA National, where he trained professionals on the PGA Tour. Music never left him, however, it was his true calling and he decided to follow it eventually leading him back to his roots in Buffalo.
Max was raised by his father, Marc Muscato, in Buffalo, NY. Marc, a professional percussionist, was Max’s first major musical influence. Max afforded his musical skills to his father, who nurtured his talent from an early age. His autistic older brother, Sonny Muscato, was also a drummer. From the time he could walk he was playing drums and integrated into music.
At age 13 Max picked up a guitar and was instantly hooked. Growing up with modest roots, he found music was his outlet. Max learned to play by ear; practicing licks from classic rock and blues artists. Completely self-taught, he spent countless hours writing original music locked away in his bedroom. His love for classical music ultimately led him to blend all three genres together, creating his own signature sound.
By 16, Max had been part of several bands in the Buffalo area and played out at numerous venues, all while writing original music behind the scenes. After several years of being a "cover guy," he took music to the next level and began weaving his originals into his live sets. Max's unique sound is a tapestry created from his greatest influences; John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stone Temple Pilots, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and composers Yanni, Enya, John Williams, Paul Cardall among others. After years of developing as an artist Max crafted a signature sound and incorporated it into all of his compositions, from the edgiest piece to the most tranquil.
2016 would be the year of live shows and ambition. As Max's network broadened, he began playing more well-known venues around the greater Buffalo. After being nominated as one of Buffalo's best Guitarist and Singer-Songwriters, he began traveling to New York City and California playing varies venues to broaden his audience.
July 1st, 2017 was the release of Max's debut album Act One. It quickly caught the eye of a young ambitious company known as Sensu Music (based in Buffalo, Boston and Los Angeles) as well as Emergent Agency in Austin, TX. The partnership of Sensu Music and Max would not only lead to a promising music career but also the inception of Rock Autism Music Festival (Nonprofit Organization). The connection of Max's music and autism is a deep rooted catalyst that drives his passion and career. Rock Autism Music Festival powered by Sensu Music will have it's first major event in Buffalo, NY, summer of 2018.
November 22 | Thanksgiving Rock Autism Fundraiser | Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo | 10:30 p.m.
November 24 | Tralf Music Hall w/ Strictly Hip | Buffalo | 8:00 p.m.
December 9 | Villagio | Ellicotville | 8:00 p.m.
December 11 | The Viper Room | Los Angelos | 7:00 p.m.
January 5 | ROCK AUTISM Fundraiser Event #3 | Buffalo Ironworks | 8:00 p.m.
January 12 | The Dome | Buffalo | 7:00 p.m.
April 21 | ROCK AUTISM Fundraiser EVENT #4 | Buffalo Ironworks | 8:00 p.m.
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