Aug 24, 2021
Guitarist Max Bernstein and I met in 2007 on tour somewhere in Iowa in a mostly empty room with his band The Actual, and he had no idea he would be working with the biggest names in the biz as their guitarist and sideman soon after. His audition that landed the Kesha gig soon after we met has parlayed this anomaly into a bona fide career with these pop giants. His life growing up was a atypical existence as the son of celebrated writer Nora Ephron and legendary journalist Carl Bernstein, but it gave him the knowledge and confidence that his aspirations weren't just pipe dreams, it was a thing that can really happen. It's his talent that's kept there.