Listen as Lora speaks with Max Frye, 15-year-old lead guitarist for national Ozzy tribute band Little Ozzy.
Max is from Raleigh and taught himself to play after discovering a love of guitar at age 12.
“The guitar was just sitting in a corner one day, and I was like ‘I’ll give this a shot,’ and I haven’t put it down,” said Max.
Who are Max’s influences?
“In the early days, and I say early days but it was like 3 years ago. I was listening to the SRV, Nirvana, Hendrix and stuff like that. Then, I got into the blues. Then I started getting into heavy metal and I really like Pantera, Dime Bag and Rhoads of course.”
As a part of Little Ozzy, Max is the youngest member of the band but he doesn’t find it hard to mesh with his older bandmates.
“They’ve taught me a lot music wise, but also dealing with people and being out on the road. I think definitely when you’re a musician you need to put yourself around people who are better than you and who have been doing it longer so you can get better.”
Catch Max and Little Ozzy at the Lincoln Theatre this Saturday, October 6th! Buy tickets at lincolntheatre.com.