Join us for an upbeat service replete with music and poetry, as UUs Maxwell “Max” Ochs and his life-partner Suzanne Ochs focus on the importance of gratitude in and for our lives. Max is a fingerstyle acoustic guitarist and folklorist who has recorded for Takoma records among other labels since the mid-1960’s. His friendship and association with guitarist John Fahey led to many music collaborations, including one with Mississippi John Hurt, who spent weeks teaching Ochs folk blues guitar-picking styles. For over a decade Max curated the folk music series at 333 Coffeehouse in Annapolis, MD. His last full album, Hooray for Another Day (2008), includes readings of poems, one of which is a tribute to his cousin, legendary protest singer/songwriter Phil Ochs. Max continues to write, perform and record songs in the folk and blues tradition.