Face to Face with the Blues
Howard 'Guitar' Luedtke & Blue Max is an Eau Claire, Wisconsin rock blues band, that has opened or played with some of the best in the blues world today, including: Long John Baldrey, Sugar Blue, Lonnie Brooks, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, Tinsley Ellis, Jeff Healey, Jimmy Johnson, Kenny Neal, A.C. Reed, Eddy Shaw, James Solberg, Hubert Sumlin, Koko Taylor, George Thorogood, Joe Louis Walker and Johnny Winter. One of the most versatile trio's around, Howard 'Guitar' Luedtke & Blue Max perform regularly at Rock, Blues and Jazzfests all over Minnesota and Wisconsin. Many who have seen Howard 'Guitar' Luedtke & Blue Max have become big fans of their rockin' electric blues style. In 2001, Howard 'Guitar' Luedtke & Blue Max placed second in the Rock category of Contest 4 of Ed McMahon's NextBigStar.com Internet video contest. They have released three CDs on the False Dog label, including one recorded in Gleisdorf, Austria.