Max Flinn was born and raised in Houston, TX. Other than a short year spent in East Texas pursuing his college football dreams that were cut short by injury, he has spent his entire life in the big city. He began teaching himself to play the guitar at the age of 10 after he became bored playing air guitar with his mother’s broomsticks. His love for Texas country music started in Junior High and was heavily influenced by Pat Green, Robert Earl Keen, Cory Morrow, Roger Creager, and other local greats. Nonetheless, from his late teens to early twenties, music took a backseat to drugs and alcohol. He can recall at least two years of his life where his favorite guitars were living in local pawn shops so that he could finance his habit. Those years were characterized by run-ins with law enforcement, countless attempts to sober up, lost relationships, hopelessness and despair. He finally threw in the towel in December of 2012 and turned his life around. He has been sober since that day and is enjoying life in ways he could have never imagined. He fulfilled his goal of graduating from the University of Houston and took a job as a financial analyst for a leading midstream energy company. He credits God, a loving family, supportive friends and playing music to his recovery. Aside from music, one of his biggest passions is utilizing his story to help others recover from the disease of addiction.