Maggie Seligman
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""Of Our Time"released on "Musicians for Oil Relief" by Melodic Revolution Records"

The song "Of Our Time" is very moving and beautifully sung. It made me think that we perhaps are accepting “instant global communications” as a sop for the loss of social equity. All of us chatting away in our digital bubbles are constantly distracted from the brutal reality of the world around us.--Dr. Richard Hooper, Independent Music Scholar

- unsolicited online review


"Maggie Seligman's Rubato"

“I've had the pleasure of hearing Maggie sing live many times, so I was especially pleased with how un-canned, how out-of-the-studio these wonderfully intimate performances sounded. Todd Giudice's guitar blends perfectly with Maggie's, while Bob Cages's violin brings a startlingly new feel to two of the tracks. Listen to Maggie's way with words (especially in "Baltimore Oriole," "Reason to Believe," and "Past the Point of Rescue")and you'll see how intelligent and heartfelt this music making is.”

Dr. Richard Hooper
Independent Music Scholar
West Haven, CT
- Unsolicited on-line review


"Maggie Seligman"

"Maggie Seligman is a wonderful folk singer. For the past few years, I've watched her evolve into an excellent songwriter, complementing her beautiful voice."

--Phil Ciganer, owner
The Towne Crier Cafe
Pawling, NY - informal review


"Maggie Seligman"

Re Maggie Seligman: "She possesses a very interesting, unique sound which I was quite captivated by. Very lyrical, good use of harmony, good pitch, and excellent vocal communication."

Shared with me by John Stuart,
Booking Agent,
SonoCaffeine, Norwalk, CT - feedback to booking agent


"Maggie Seligman was Folking Long Before the Freaks"

My Saturday may have ended with banging beats, but it started with some beautiful folk courtesy of Maggie Seligman. Seligman made the haul from Carmel, N.Y. (just west of Danbury), all the way to Jitters in Southington, where she played to a small but loving crowd. She plays traditional folk music that sounds less like it comes from the '60s and more like it comes from the 1600s. Fans of the Joanna Newsom school of freak folk will instantly connect with her tradition, although Seligman has been involved with this particular brand of folk long before the whole sackcloth-and-ashes-wearing, squirrel-befriending thing somehow became popular.
In fact, Seligman seemed delightfully unaware of the current crop of jangly pagans. Like Newsom, Seligman's voice is marked by an incredible, warbling vibrato, and by high, nasal pronunciation. Her fingerpicked guitar is delicate and refined. She even had an interesting folk approach to some old blues gems ("One More Time [Let's Talk it Over]"). You can catch Seligman playing Feb. 2 at the Georgetown Saloon (8 Main St., West Redding; 7 p.m.).
--Dan Barry - Hartford (CT) Advocate


Discography

Rubato (2009)

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Bio

My goal is to get the music out there—as much as I can, wherever I can. My sound and style are my own. If you are used to a processed vanilla sound, or songs which are all in the same key and follow the same chord pattern, you will find my music to be edgier and less predictable. My sound and interpretation reflect a strong mix of emotions, styles and traditions, which is why I describe myself as "eclectic acoustic."

Grew up in New York City and listened to and have been influenced by music and vocal styles of all types, ranging from folk/traditional/roots to standards and jazz. In performance, I deliver powerful and passionate interpretations of my originals as well as fresh takes on American and British traditional songs, folk, and standards.

Play regularly at the Towne Crier Café in Pawling, NY, where I have opened for Catie Curtis, Christine Lavin, and Dave Cousins, as well as being featured in Showcases and participating in the Open Mic Finals. Opened for Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Dan Schatz at Borderline Folk Music Club, New City, NY. Played Clinton (NY) Art and Music Festival; appear regularly at Taste Budd's (Red Hook, NY), Jitters Coffeehouse (Southington, CT); Woody Guthrie Celebrations (Somers, NY), and other venues in CT, NY, and PA. Produced and performed in “Music for Four Voices” at Arts on the Lake in Lake Carmel, NY, and also appeared there in “An American Music Concert” and their “Open Mouth” events. Developed the concept for, wrote, and appeared with Steve Kirkman and Sylvia Brooks in “The Music of The Grapes of Wrath: Readings and Songs,” also at Arts on the Lake.

My song "Of Our Time" was chosen by Melodic Revolution Records for their CD project, "Musicians for Oil Relief." Getting airplay on www.womenofsubstanceradio.com and www.womensradio.com. A recent project is singing jazz with guitarist extraordinaire, Martin Aronchick."Rubato" was released in 2009. A new album project is in the works.