Max spent an hour with us, his mission was to talk dirty with us, dirty blues that is. Max Van Dyke is a 22-year-old college student and musician. Born and raised in Winters, he began playing the drums at age 9. He picked up his first guitar when he was 13. From that early age he began playing in a rock bands including an all-ages band, The 220 Band in which he shared the stage with his father, a blues/rock band called A Beautiful Shade of Joe, and currently with Ryan Mcbride and Ari Schwartz. Max just began singing a couple of years ago and is continually working to improve his vocals, songwriting and guitar skills. He primarily plays dirty blues, and can be found several evenings a month at Open Mic Nights throughout Yolo and Solano counties. He was recently a finalist in the Vacaville Singer Songwriter contest. His Influences include Hozier, The Black Keys, Matt Corby and Vance Joy.