Electro Balkan Funk Straight Outta Kingston, NY

Max's New Hat is an Electro-Balkan Funk outfit that plays the dance party and wedding music of Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria. Seamlessly blending the traditions of Balkan and Roma music with funk, jazz and pop influences, Max's New Hat adds a fresh vibrancy to the Hudson Valley music scene.

The band features Katy Kondrat on vocals, Tim Allen on sax and clarinet, Max Fass on accordion, Pete Newman on bass, Roger LaRochelle on drums and Johanna Dunn on percussion.

Coming Up


Max's New Hat at Colony Woodstock Opening for Datura Road's CD Release Party

Thursday, July 25, 2019
8 pm – Midnight
$10 advanced | $12 at the door

Colony Woodstock
22 Rock City Rd
Woodstock, NY 12498
Facebook Event

Datura Road’s music sits at the crossroads where east meets west. Due to the combination of various musical styles the band is able to create a new type of world music. Above all they emphasize song-form and groove, while introducing new textures to the western ear. As a result, their debut release, Datura Road, features instruments such as the ud/oud, doumbek, bansuri, and tabla, in addition to the more familiar guitar, bass, and drum framework.

Max's New Hat is pleased to open for Datura Road at Colony Woodstock in support of their new CD!

Past Shows

May 9 - Woodstock, NY


Max's New Hat at Colony Woodstock
with Sarma Brass Band from Boston

Thursday, May 9, 2019
8 pm – Midnight
$10 at the door

Colony Woodstock
22 Rock City Rd
Woodstock, NY 12498
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/qgTU7fpiZAG2
Website: http://www.colonywoodstock.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colonywoodstockny/

May 18 - Saugerties, NY


Max's New Hat at Opus 40 Community Day

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Event hours: 10 am – 5:30 pm
Max's New Hat: 2 pm - 5 pm

Opus 40
50 Fite Rd
Saugerties, NY 12477
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/z7q8JT1YgYn
Website: https://www.opus40.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialopus40/

Max's New Hat

Opus 40 Community Day on May 18, 2019

Sarma Brass Band

Boston, MA


Live Wedding Party Greece Xanthi 2018

Max's New Hat

Kingston, NY