Hippies, Acoustic Rock, Eagles;
Crosby, Stills, & Nash;
Mamas & Papas. Need we say more?
This six piece band brings you back to the "Summer of Love".
Listen to Max Yagsur's Farm's LIVE performance...
MEET MAX YASGUR'S FARM:
A 40 year career started as a performing songwriter at the age of nine. Doug's first song was a Ripped off and re-written version of the Beach Boys "Surfer Girl". As a teen, the Vietnam War influenced and Woodstock inspired his writing and performance style.
During the early Seventies, Doug studied songwriting and performed throughout L.A.'s "Southland". After pursuing a solo career, he formed the band Shelter, which cut Doug's tune, Bridge Builder, on the compilation album "Come Back Soon" (Sangre Productions/Word) and enjoyed a good measure of success in Northern California.
The Nineties saw Doug dive into his first solo album project, "New Clothes". The 1996 release enjoyed air play on several cuts.
Songwriting and '60's classic vocal rock harmonies are two driving passions for Doug, so much so, that he formed two bands to explore the music he loves most. The trio called "DOUG ROBERTSON and COMPANY", performs his original material with some classic and modern covers thrown in. The 6 piece band, mAX YASGUR'S FARM has become his best known act to date with it's salute to Woodstock era music. In 2006, "mAX YASGUR'S FARM" released their cover album "Salute" on the Nostrebor label. Both groups have been noted for their extensive vocal harmonies and driving guitar work.
Doug currently produces songwriter showcases, music performance television specials and serves as co-coordinator for NSAI's Northern Nevada Songwriters Workshop. His other professional affiliations include ASCAP and NSAI.
A proven entertainer. Bene's smooth delivery, easy stage presence and killer vocals reveal no hint of the life and death struggle she faced with a truly deadly killer-Diabetes.
In 1997 she learned her kidneys were failing. In 1998 she was dying and would not survive without a
transplant. The organ search settled on Reno's Marilee Smith who selflessly donated one of her kidneys to Bene'.
The transplant was successful and
she now thrives and continues her career in music.
Bene' has been performing since her teens. In 1990 she joined up with the Billy Hill Band and still performs with them. Doug asked her to sing with him. "When she accepted I was elated," He says, "She is a major class act."
A self-taught guitarist has been playing guitar for forty years.
His influences started with Dick Dale and Jonny Fortune in the surf music phase. He then moved on to the blues, jazz, and rock, getting gigs at high school dances, parties and nightclubs, wherever he could get a chance to play.
Other influences that carved his style include Eric Clapton, B. B. King, MickTaylor, Jimi Hendrix, Larry Carlton Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Brent Mason.
He says, "I have been blind since birth, but it hasn't bothered me too much." It hasn't slowed him up much either. The last four decades had Dan performing in or leading bands in L. A. and touring the northwest and Canada. Now his skills are
applied to Max Yasgur's Farm.
Dan's a great guy and lots of fun. He is in charge of tossing out the promotional "Max Yasgur's Frisbees" to the audience at our shows (He's a pretty good aim - try to figure that one out!). Come up and say hi when you see him.
Stage struck at the age of 23, Sarah starting acting in various live productions.
By the mid '80's she was performing with "Contra Costa Musical Theatre" and the "Pittsburg Community Theatre" in the SF Bay area.
Sarah was seen in "The Music Man", "Peter Pan", & "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street". Sarah adds "my proudest moment was playing Maria in 'The Sound of Music'."
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