Max Helgemo


Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and musician in residence. Photos by Chris Hillman.

For three years, Max Helgemo walked hospital hallways as a working musician in residence playing songs for patients. His musical style grew out of the intimacy of these often one-on-one performances, with early recordings reflecting a stripped down sensibility. Helgemo’s 2019 recordings take a decidedly new direction as he embraces the freedom of a studio environment, creating and playing all of the parts to his lush productions himself.