Maggie Walters

Maggie Walters

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Maggie Walters writes songs and sings them, but isn't your average singer-songwriter. Not even close. For starters, The Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary (Sublime, Meat Puppets) doesn't produce records for the average singer-songwriter.

Biography

Maggie Walters writes songs and sings them, but isn't your average singer-songwriter. Not even close. For starters, The Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary (Sublime, Meat Puppets) doesn't produce records for the average singer-songwriter. Leary has produced Walters' forthcoming, and as-yet-untitled album- an eclectic set of songs featuring Austin’s best-known musicians (as Texas Music Magazine suggested in a Walters' review, “genuine talent seeks its own level.”) On the album, you'll find appearances from JJ Johnson (John Mayer), David Garza, George Reiff (Court Yard Hounds) and Bukka Allen (BoDeans). The set's first single, “No Sex,” features an appearance from one of SXSW 2010's best-received international discoveries-The Faroe Island's Guðrið Hansdóttir. Their collaboration is smart and sultry, but also more than a little quirky and surprising. It's an anthemic introduction to an album flush with compelling songs that ought to send listeners to the thesaurus looking for new adjectives to describe what they've heard- and you can bet "average" isn't going to be one of em'.

Four years ago, Walters met Paul Leary at a SXSW showcase. The pair quickly agreed to work together and have made two albums together- 2008's Midwestern Hurricane and the forthcoming follow-up. Midwestern Hurricane, which featured cameos from Ray Wylie Hubbard and Ian McLagan, earned Walters some of the best reviews of her career and earned her television placements within programs on NBC, CNBC and in AMC Movie theatres nationwide. In Austin, Walters’ songs have been featured regularly on both KGSR and KUT and she has been featured nationally on The Bob Edwards Show and XM Radio’s Radar Report.

Walters' new record will be in-stores later in 2011. An Austin record-release party and national tour will follow.

For more information, interview requests, or press materials: info@maggiewalters.com

Lyrics

Fingerprints

Written By: Maggie Walters

Hanging in the closet is the dress
I wore the last time that I saw you
on the last day of July

Could've been would've been
should've known better
I shoved it inside and said I'll deal with this later

Pages and pieces of letters that I started to write

Piled up high and I just want it out of my sight

Walked down Columbus
took out a dime, made a wish

Then I set the bridge on fire,
and destroyed the evidence

Now I wait for the rain to come
wash the fingerprints

that you left on my face,
in my heart, in my veins

Looking through the closet
I left the truth around here somewhere
buried underneath these things
I don't need

Tripped over the past
so I crammed it in the corner

Shoved it in the entryway
and hid it in the shower

Room full of boxes
full of pieces of a broken dream
house full of ghosts and I hope they know its time to leave

Walked down Columbus
took out a dime, made a wish
Then I set the bridge on fire,
and destroyed the evidence

Now I wait for the rain to come
wash the fingerprints

that you left on my face
in my heart, in my veins

off the window and the door,
and the ceiling and the floor

From my summer and my fall,
and the picture and the wall

off the diamonds and the threats, imperfection and regrets,

Off the sidewalk, off the streets
off the mornings and the sheets

And the bottles and the tears,
and my twenty-second year

Off the records and the books,
Off of everywhere I look

Sundays

Written By: Maggie Walters

sorry that I gave you all my sundays
oblivious and blind believing everything you said
all the things I never knew I wanted
chasing me and charming me
and sleeping in my bed

i’m sorry that I gave you all my sundays
sunday’s never gonna be the same

carelessly I drew my own conclusions
missing pretty chances I was waiting for your call
foolishly seduced by your illusions
the one who fit so perfectly did not exist at all

so I’m sorry that I gave you all my sundays
sunday’s never gonna be the same

did you wrap your promises around me
suffocating, choking me in ways I can’t explain
made you love the little things about me
the very things you loved in me
are the things you took away

i’m sorry that I left you in the morning
but morning’s never would’ve been the same

i’m sorry that I gave you all my sundays
sundays never gonna be the same

The Air Around You

Written By: Maggie Walters

I am defeated now and you're the reason why
Somehow completed by the violet in your eyes

All the birds
singing songs about you
and I just can't wait to breathe the air around you

I am descending now I've no where else to land
Somehow the ending is to sink into your sand

All the words
I might write about you
that I just can't wait to breathe the air around you

The air around you

Just can't wait to breathe

The air around you

Discography

Maggie Walters (2005)
The Real Life Cowboy EP (2006)
Then He Kissed Me (2009)
Midwestern Hurricane (2008)
No Sex (201)
TBA (2012)

Set List

Original music from the record Maggie Walters, new songs, and compelling twisted androgynous rock staples, on occasion.