10 March 1950, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. By his late teens, Maxwell was well known in his home towns blues clubs owing to his sparkling blues piano playing. Important among his influences was Otis Spann and his allegiance to the blues tradition is well in evidence in all of his work. In 1972 he had an opportunity to sit in with Freddie King and as a result was hired for the guitarists band, touring extensively at home and overseas. Through the 70s and on into the 80s and 90s, Maxwell maintained a very busy schedule touring and sometimes recording with artists such as James Cotton, Ronnie Earl, Paul Oscher, John Lee Hooker, Mark Hummel, Louisiana Red, Bob Margolin, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Rogers and Hubert Sumlin.
Maxwell has appeared at numerous festivals, as a solo artist and also in company with others. Among overseas tours he has made are trips to the UK with Sumlin in 2002, Israel the same year, France and Norway in 2003, and...