Max Allard is a young musician from Chicago. He produces solo work under the name Mixed Media. Max also plays banjo and acoustic guitar with his bands From the Start and Bushel & Peck. He has performed in Chicago at numerous farmers markets, block parties and festivals, and he is a regular at the Old Town School of Folk Music's Teen Open Mic. Max placed second in the open division for banjo in 2017's Midwest Fiddle and Banjo Competition.