David Maguire
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David Maguire

Danville, Vermont, United States

Danville, Vermont, United States
Solo Folk Acoustic

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"David Maguire's new CD, "Lucky Dog""

(Original review is in Dutch; here is a rough translation.)

It's always so nice when we get to hear beautiful 'new' music through the internet. It's rather difficult writing a review with a sinus infection and one eye closed. However, you really get a little push in the right direction, when you hear the warm sounds of the folk singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, David Maguire.

It's easy to hear that David is influenced by singer/songwriters like James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg and folk singers like Richard Shindell and David Wilcox.

David Maguire has a very strong singing voice and with his acoustic guitar, he presents us with ten easy-to-listen, quality songs from his CD 'Lucky Dog'. He gives us beautiful ballads, which take turns with bluesy songs with a taste of country.

The harmonies, all of which David recorded himself, are in general very carefully arranged. Songs that are marked with humour ('Turn left go fast', 'Lucky Dog') or the ode to David's favourite season of the year ('Summer Coming On'), you can find all that on 'Lucky Dog'.

But, he presents himself as emotional and vulnerable in 'Tarpaulin Cove'. His vulnerability is out in the open and becomes immediately the strongest point of David Maguire on this easy on the ears and pretty good, folk-like CD, 'Lucky Dog', which reminds us a little of Richard Shindell.

- Johan Schoenmakers - http://www.altcountryforum.nl/


"David Maguire's new CD, "Lucky Dog""

(Original review is in Dutch; here is a rough translation.)

It's always so nice when we get to hear beautiful 'new' music through the internet. It's rather difficult writing a review with a sinus infection and one eye closed. However, you really get a little push in the right direction, when you hear the warm sounds of the folk singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, David Maguire.

It's easy to hear that David is influenced by singer/songwriters like James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg and folk singers like Richard Shindell and David Wilcox.

David Maguire has a very strong singing voice and with his acoustic guitar, he presents us with ten easy-to-listen, quality songs from his CD 'Lucky Dog'. He gives us beautiful ballads, which take turns with bluesy songs with a taste of country.

The harmonies, all of which David recorded himself, are in general very carefully arranged. Songs that are marked with humour ('Turn left go fast', 'Lucky Dog') or the ode to David's favourite season of the year ('Summer Coming On'), you can find all that on 'Lucky Dog'.

But, he presents himself as emotional and vulnerable in 'Tarpaulin Cove'. His vulnerability is out in the open and becomes immediately the strongest point of David Maguire on this easy on the ears and pretty good, folk-like CD, 'Lucky Dog', which reminds us a little of Richard Shindell.

- Johan Schoenmakers - http://www.altcountryforum.nl/


Discography

"Lucky Dog"
Full length CD; released 4/2009

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Bio

David has been playing music for most of his life. He started performing when he was only eight, and later spent years playing the bar scene in New England and Florida. Tiring of that, he took a long break and came back determined to write and play his own songs.

For the past several years, he has split his time between his home in northeastern Vermont and Nashville. He plays occasionally throughout New England, and has played such Nashville venues as the Bluebird Café. His latest release is a full length CD, "Lucky Dog."

Just like his travels back and forth between New England and Tennessee, David’s music travels the roads between contemporary folk and country, with the large part of acoustic singer/songwriter thrown into the mix. He strives to write songs with comfortable yet creative melodies, with lyrics that are understandable without being trite or cliche.

His influences start with the singer/songwriters: James Taylor, John Denver, Jonathan Edwards, Jimmy Buffett, Dan Fogelberg and others have all had an impact on his musical style. Then, the folk artists, such as David Wilcox, Richard Shindell, Jimmy Rankin and many other contemporary folk writers. Finally, country acts like Beth Nielson Chapman, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney have all had their impact on David's style.

The common denominator across all of these genres is songwriting. These are all people who are powerful songwriters, for it is the song that is most important to David. His style begins and ends with quality songs.

When he’s fooling around, he comes up with stories about NASCAR wannabes ("Turn Left Go Fast"), quirky ways of expressing unrequited love ("Lucky Dog") or ode's to his favorite season ("Summer Coming On"). He is at his best when he ventures into the field of common and universal human emotion and experience: the search for strength in a hard world ("Tarpaulin Cove"), the last good-bye to a true love ("Lesson Learned") or the hopelessness of a relationship that is just not destined to be ("Townie Boy").

David’s intimate yet strong voice and fluid acoustic guitar wrap around these songs and present them in a way that have had audiences shaking there heads in agreement.

Visit David on the Web at http://www.davidcmaguire.com .

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