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Maggie Brown

by Maggie Brown

Stunning Debut from Southern Rockin Alt Country Funky Folky Delta Blues Singer Songwriter, it's rockin,sometimes vulnerable, raw and real
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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1. Forty Dollars
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2. I Like it
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3. Full Moon Over Dallas
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4. Used Cars
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5. Jacob's Eyes
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6. Black River Blues
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7. Nowhere to go but Crazy
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8. Wasted
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9. Mosquito Net
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10. Shame
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11. Hush
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If you like Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Patty Griffin, Tom Petty, Delbert McClinton and the like, then Maggie Brown's debut recording is a must have!!! It's roots rock, a little bluesy, a little swampy, a little folky, a little funky,a lot of something for everyone

Rave reviews continue for Maggie Brown's debut
from Kodiak, Alaska to the New York Times.
She is receiving airplay on Country, Rock and AAA
stations across the country. Including the widely
popular "World Cafe" and an upcoming performance
before a national audience on "Mountain Stages"


Maggie Brown is a little bit country and a little bit rock & roll. Now this thirtysomething is about to realize a dream with the release of her self-titled debut album. This is a dream she's been pursuing since she began performing as a young girl-barely a teenager-after she was touched by seeing one of the true spirits, a founding father of rock & roll.

"Yeah, Jerry Lee Lewis. He's one of my heroes. We're from the same town," says Brown in a welcoming Southern drawl. The town is Ferriday, Louisiana, across the Mississippi River where she now resides in Natchez, Mississippi. "I think that struck a chord in me the most. I got goose bumps seein' him perform."

A solid guitarist, singer and songwriter, Brown's debut is mind-blowingly fantastic-a singular achievement from an artist who has been practicing her craft for the last 20 years. Brown is going to be responsible for giving listeners some goose bumps of their own. Her release is an honest record that is equal parts Southern rock and country, with blues and folk flavoring. While comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi and Lucinda Williams are just a few inevitable musical touchstones for comparison, Maggie has her own incomparable style. Add a dash of Tom Petty, Delbert McClinton...even Chris Whitley's classic songs from Living With the Law, and you've got a sense of Brown's musical range.

"My parents had a real love for music," says Brown. "My mom had really eclectic tastes and exposed me to a lot of music growing up. Johnny Cash, Creedence, Jackson Browne, Hank Williams, Janis Joplin. She instilled in me a great love for many styles of music, not to mention the fact that she was always supportive of me to pursue my wanting to be a musician."

After years of playing roadhouse honky-tonks, a stint in Nashville writing and even a period of six years when she stopped singing, she returned home after the death of her mom. She went to college, got married, had some kids, but never gave up writing. "I've been carrying these songs around in a paper sack for a long time. It's been years of travelin', writin' lyrics on bar napkins and all kinds of stuff," she says. "I never thought I'd have an opportunity to record an album like this."

Maggie's self-titled debut is 44 minutes of confident and perfectly executed songs. When she's not rocking on songs like "Forty Dollars," "Mosquito Net" or "Used Cars," she evokes a nostalgic and melancholic sense of storytelling.

"Jacob's Eyes" reminds me of Pretender-era Jackson Browne. Shifting from fourth-gear rockers to ballads and mid-tempo songs is another charm of this album. "Black River" is Lucinda's "Change The Locks" as seen through the eyes of Chris Whitley's "Big Sky Country." "Just constant reminders of where I woke up/and nowhere to go but home," Maggie sings on the beautifully orchestrated "Crazy," a distant cousin to John Prine's "Angel Of Montgomery" and Sheryl Crow's "Home." It's one of the highlights on the record. "Full Moon" is an equal partner to Jimmie Dale Gilmore's "Dallas" that captures the lyrical beauty and sweeping brevity of what I call Southernacana-a transformative twist on the "Americana" label.

And like some of the greatest Southern musicians and literary writers, Brown's songs capture a sense of place, a love of community and family, the curious influence of religion and race, yet aspire to universal appeal. "Lots of people give me labels," says Brown. "I'm a product of the South. I'm just happy that I got to make this record. I set out to record these songs I been carrying around with me. I'd love to get a regional following-if any of these songs make a connection, I guess the rest will follow."

And with any good sense, many music lovers will follow the trail to Brown's wonderful debut album.

-Bruce Warren
WXPN, Philadelphia
Triplearadio.com


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Bob A.

deep & soulful cd
I was very pleased & impressed with Maggie's cd. I really new very little about Maggie or her debut cd, but decided to take a chance. I think it is a very deep,soulful and sensual cd, Thank you very much, I look forward to future releases and maybe catching Maggie in person.Great effort and best of luck in the future. Bob A.

Captain T

When you take the musical tour with Maggie Brown, you take the blue highways int
Maggie Brown's voice is a refreshing change of pace from most contemporary female singers. She sings in the reserved, stately style of her very own, conveying emotion and passion with dignity and restraint. This albumn reflects Maggies life
story and adventures. I would like to congratulate Maggie on recording a very impressive album.

becky

soulful and moving
great first album....the music and lyrics blend to create visuals of real life and emotions we all have experienced at one time or another.

D.L. Harvey

very impressed!
not bad for for a debut album!! well worth the money. thankyou maggie brown.

Rosco

beautiful SOUNDING album-great songs
I don't get the Myspace thing, but I guess it's a huge deal. I rarely go to my own band's Myspace page & we tend not to pay too much attention to it.......however, Maggie showed up on our Myspace friend's page somehow, & when I clicked thru to her site & listened to her sound samples, I was hooked. Thanks to Maggie's site, I'm one-for-one in Myspace surfing -- I think I'll quit while I'm ahead. Now I have Maggie's CD & I can tell I need to be careful not to play it so much that I burn out on it.


I can hear the care that went into the production of this project. The drum sound is great, the slide guitar tones are huge, & all the mixes are warm & full. That wouldn't mean jack, though, if the songs weren't so damn good & the singing so moving.


All the tunes are well thought out & arranged, but in particular, 'Jacob's Eyes' KILLS me! The rockin' songs, especially 'Mosquito Net' have a soulful vibe that comes from Maggie's voice but also from the meaty guitar tones & dead-on bass & drum grooves. The mellower acoustic tunes display a gift for communication of a mood that only the best vocalists can pull off this well. The lyrics in her songs are not just filler to get to the catchy choruses - they are alternately touching, funny, ironic, & sincere.


I hope Maggie Brown's career gains momentum, & I hope we cross paths somewhere out on the road. It appears she mostly plays the Gulf Coast area -- I hope she occasionally tours a broader area.


I would REALLY like to hear her live.

BluesLover

My first listen...
I first heard Maggie Brown in Nachez, MS at the Kings Tavern. It was a magic night. I had never heard of her and loved her voice from my first listen. All I knew was I wanted to remember this artist and buy her music. I had no idea why I could not find her music anywhere. Turns out she was a working artist that had not debued her own album and it would not be for several years before Maggie Brown would release it. I bought it as soon as I discovered it was out and am waiting for more. Please come to Kentucky! I love all the songs on this work but my absolute favourite is "Jacobs Eyes". Don't know why but it is a tear jerker. Support this artist, she deserves success.

Angie

Buy it......No doubt about it, she's a star just beginning to burn!
This CD is a masterpiece of talent; a showcase of Maggie's ability to perform such different types of songs with the same outcome - perfection. Her lyrics and music share her emotional genius and a common thread to women of every age. Her time has come. She is a star, no doubt about it.

olaf van Roggen

First there was.....
the movie\"Searching for the wrong eyed jesus\"I heard Maggie and I was totally lost by the beauty of her voice.I searched for more on Maggie and bought this cd,excellent and wonderful cd!!Can\'t wait for a new one!

Stella Jacobs

thoughts on her new cd
i really loved this cd, i bought it at one of her concerts, it is really heartfelt, raw and real, i am looking forward to future releases.

erin

wonderful, beautiful, moving lyrics
great cd, popped it in going down to ny the other day, it played over and over and i loved it!
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