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J. Max McKee

J. Max McKee & The McKee Family Band are known for hard driving picking with a very high energy show. J. Max McKee is the leader and focal point of the band. Although, Max plays a variety of instruments he is best known for his banjo work. Accompanying Max are addtional original members of the group. Teena McKee on guitar and vocals, and Doris Mckee on bass and vocals.

The group has performed from Washington to Branson to Florida, and most points in between. Major festivals include Christopher Run Virginia, and Waldo Florida.

Max entertains the audience with a wide variety of styles which include arrangements by all the greats like Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Don Reno and Raymond Fairchild. However, Max is not a imitator, rather an innovator, who's energy and mastering of the banjo is reflected by his own style. One of Maxs' interests is the composition of original material focusing around the banjo. Max credits his early influences to Don Reno, Hubert Davis, and Earl Scruggs. Max has been recognized with a feature article in Bluegrass Unlimited, and other Bluegrass Music related Publications.

The McKee family has produced numerous cassette tapes and videos of their band. In addition, the band has corraborated on recording projects with Randall Hylton, Curley Seckler, and Raymond Falrchild.

The J. Max McKee & The McKee Family Band can be best described as traditional, high energy Bluegrass pickers who have their heart in their music and their fans. They work hard to please all audiences. If you like home, mother and apple pie, you'll like the Mckees!

Booking and Information

J. Max McKee & The McKee Family Band
1370 South Lafayette Street
Shelby, N.C. 28152
704-487-1214

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Discography


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J. Max McKee & The McKee Family Band
Cassette Recordings

J. Max McKee
&
The McKee Family

Cecil And The Cement Truck
CD
Cecil And The Cement Truck
  1. Pick & Sing
  2. Wildwood Flower
  3. Boggie Woggie On The Old Five String
  4. Cecil And The Cement Truck
  5. My Dueling Banjo's
  6. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
  7. Now And Then
  8. Cotton Fields
  9. Nashville Blues
  10. Slippers With Wings
  11. Rocky Top
  12. The Mayor's Wife And Deputy Joe

J. Max McKee
&
The McKee Family Band

Hugging The Five
Cassette
Hugging The Five
SIDE ONE
I'm an Entertainer
Crosshanded Ruben
Georgous Jimmy's Run
Name A Spot In Heaven
Northe Caroline
Wipeout

SIDE TWO
Me and Bobby McGee
Sugar Creek
Hugging The Five
Shopping Sadie
Red Lady Blues
The Finger Song

J. Max McKee
&
The McKee Family Band

featuring
Mockingbird (banjo)
Cassette
Mockingbird banjo
SIDE ONE
Mockingbird
Amanda
Whistle's Knob
Ladies Choice
The Train Left Town
Renegade

SIDE TWO
Yellowjacket Slap
Don't Claim To Be An Angel
Lee's Last March
Bell's Of Glory
Sign Of Love
South Mountain Breakdown

J. Max McKee
&
The McKee Family Band

Cassette
SIDE ONE
IF THAT AIN'T BLUEGRASS
GOD GAVE YOU TO ME
OUTLAW BOOGIE
JUST ONE TEARDROP
HERE`S TO THE FIVE STRING

SIDE TWO
CATFISH JOHN
WAIT A LITTLE LONGER
MAGGIE BLUES
WHEN STOP DREAMING
BLUE NIGHT
SNAKE BITE
STONE WALLS

J. Max McKee
&
The McKee Family Band

Cassette
SIDE ONE
ORANGE BLOSSOM BANJO
SHELBY BANJO MAN
SALTY DOG BLUES
ONLY WAY HOME
HOT CORN COLD CORN
STEAMBOAT WHISTLE BLUES

SIDE TWO
ROUST ABOUT
WORRIES ON MY MIND
RAGTIME BANJO BLUES
ROVIN' GAMBLER
CAROLINA SUNSET

J. Max McKee
&
The McKee Family Band

Cassette
SIDE ONE
ANGEL BAND
EVERYBODY WANTS TO GO TO HEAVEN
WHO WILL SING FOR ME
THE OLD CROSS ROADS
CRYING HOLY UNTO THE LORD

SIDE TWO
RANK STRANGERS
IT'S ME AGAIN LORD
NO MOTHER OR DAD
USING MY BIBLE FOR A ROAD MAP
GOING UP
LET THE CHURCH ROLL ON

J. Max McKee
&
The McKee Family Band

Cassette
SIDE ONE
COLUMBUS STOCKADE BLUES
HIGHWAY OF SORROW
UNCLE PEN
SHACKLES AND CHAINS
I'VE LOST YOU
IRON CURTAIN

SIDE TWO
RUBEN
BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
WILD BILL
FOX ON THE RUN
SOMEHOW TONIGHT

J. Max McKee
&
The McKee Family Band

Cassette
SIDE ONE
PAIN IN MY HEART
DON'T CHEAT IN OUR HOME TOWN
MENDED FENCES
SHUCKIN. THE CORN
HERE'S TO THE FIVE STRING BANJO
I'LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT

SIDE TWO
MULE SKINNER BLUES
THIS HEART OF MINE
WILD BILL
LIVING LIKE A FOOL
FIVE STRING RAMBLE
IRON CURTAIN

J. Max McKee
&
The McKee Family Band

Cassette
SIDE ONE
MOUNTAIN FOLKS
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN
TEENA'S TUNE
BLUEGRASS INN #2
NEW MAMA BLUES
MOTHER NEED'S NO MARKER
LET ME LOVE YOU ONE MORE TIME

SIDE TWO
DOWN DEEP
CRY CRY DARLING
ARE YOU MISSING ME
JIMMY BROWN & YOU ARE MY FLOWER
STANDING IN ME NEED OF PRAYER
ASHES OF LOVE
ALL I EVER LOVED WAS YOU

J. Max McKee
&
The McKee Family Band

Cassette

featuring
The Unexpected Breakdown
SIDE ONE
UNEXPECTED BREAKDOWN
MAMA BLUES
LONESOME ROAD BLUES
BACKUP AND PUSH
HOME SWEET HOME
DOWN HOME WALTZ
PIKE COUNTY BREAKDOWN

SIDE TWO
FIVE ON FIVE
SOLDIERS JOY
AMAZING GRACE
FOGGY MOUNTAIN SPECIAL
REUBEN
JOHN HARDY

Videos

J. Max McKee
&
The McKee Family Band


  • ROUSTABOUT
  • RUBEN
  • IRON CURTAIN
  • HERE'S TO THE FIVE STRING
  • WAGON WAS NEW
  • PRAYER BELLS OF HEAVEN
  • AMAZING GRACE
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN SPECIAL
  • SWEET LITTLE MISS BLUE EYES
  • 5 STRING RAMBLE
  • TWO DOLLAR BILL
  • I CAN'T GIVE MY HEART AWAY
  • SIGN OF LOVE
  • ROVIN GAMBLER
  • ONLY WAY HOME
  • HOLDING UP THE LADDER
  • RAGTIME BANJO BLUES
  • CAROLINA SUNSET
  • SILVER THREADS &
    GOLDEN NEEDLES
  • UNEXPECTED BREAKDOWN
  • TRAIN 45

J. Max McKee
&
The McKee Family Band


  • COLUMBUS STOCKADE
  • SOMEWHERE BETWEEN
  • MOUNTAIN FOLKS
  • DON'T THIS ROAD LOOK ROUGH & ROCKIE
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN SPECIAL
  • IRON CURTAIN
  • NEW MAMA BLUES
  • JIMMY BROWN - YOU ARE MY FLOWER
  • HERE'S TO THE FIVE STRING BANJO
  • STANDING IN THE NEED OF PRAYER
  • WICKED PATH OF SIN
  • I DON'T LOVE NOBODY
  • WOAR MULE
  • ROCK BOTTOM
  • LIVING LIKE A FOOL
  • LITTLE CABIN HOME ON THE HILL
  • MAIDEN'S PRAYER
  • ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
  • FIVE STRING RAMBLE
  • TEENA'S TUNE

   
   
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