Maggie Walters
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Maggie Walters

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE
Band Alternative Pop


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"Austin Woman Magazine"

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"Joe Nick Patoski"

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"The Mystery of Maggie"

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Maggie Walters
‘Maggie Walters’ (Self-released)

Four Stars

New Austinite Maggie Walters possesses that great combination of searching for who she is as a person, but knowing exactly what she wants as an artist. The result is a stunning debut album that resists showoff urges — vocals blend into the soundscape and wordplay stops short of cuteness — while ultimately making the listener gasp "wow!"
The simmer of unobtrusiveness extends to a cast of top-flight local musicians, among them Chris Searles, Bukka Allen, Scrappy Jud Newcomb and Brian Standefer, more keen on texturizing Walters' often biting sentiments than flexing virtuosity.
On first listen, the list of comparable artists includes Sheryl Crow, Liz Phair and a host of wispy warblers named Kacy, Macy and Lacy. But Walters establishes her turf as somewhere out in left field with the Stax groove of "The Other Spin," the eerie rhythmic ache of "Fingerprints" and the punch drummer Searles gives to the singer-songwriter gut of "Sundays." This album, which climaxes with the celebration of uncertainty on "Shades of Gray," overflows with an attitude that self-expression is only the car; it ain't the open road. This 24-year-old from Kansas roars down the interstate with the top down on a journey just begun.
--Michael Corcoran
(Maggie Walters plays Jan. 25 at the Cactus Cafe.)

- The Austin American Statesman - Michael Corcoran

"Texas Music Magazine-Maggie Walters"

Sometimes a debut album sings from the first notes: "Listen up! A star just might be born here." And Austin newcomer Maggie Walters not only knows that tune but is singing and writing it for herself. Hailing from Kansas via Chicago, she arrived in Texas two years ago to prove how genuine talent seeks its own level. With some of the capital City's top musicians, Walters cut this exquisitely arranged set on which the impact of just a few players per song feels bigger than the sum of its parts. Mining a vein somewhere between Kate Bush and fellow Austin thrush Patty Griffin- but with a supple voice all her own- she seduces the listener with alluring songs like the mesmerizing opener "Fingerprints" and the echoing folk-rock tango "Ann Marie Explained it All." They all play like friendly whispers in the ear and suggest that this talents level could well be up where the stars shine. - Texas Music Magazine Rob Patterson:

"SXSW Picks and Sleepers"

" ..Kelly Willis as an indie diva? Maggie Walters' bedroom voice sounded equally pure and pleasing on her self-titled local debut, written entirely - to good effect - by the scenenewcomer. Slip her on for size."

The Austin Chronicle
"...breathless yet bold.....well-worn territory plays fresh thanks to Walters' way with words.."

- The Austin Chronicle

"The Quiet Corner"

As any reviewer will tell you, as good as some CDs are, there are just a few of them that keep coming back to their player. “Midwestern Hurricane” by Austin-based singer/songwriter MAGGIE WALTERS seems to be one of those for me.. Each song has its own sound while running into the next. Some of my fave cuts include the aforementioned “Fingerprints”, “Ann Marie”, “Under the Table”, “Sundays”, all of which are iPod worthy. Maggie’s vocals are gentle without being whispery, strong without being “loud”, and oozing with subtlety, yet remaining accessible. - Jersey Beat Magazine

"Music Connection Magazine - Club Reviews"

Maggie Walters presents blues-influenced Americana and alt-country with a vocal style reminiscent of Linda Ronstadt and Natalie Merchant, and the phrasing of Patti Griffin. Her musical base is strong and complex. Her most commercial songs are “Be Careful Love” and “Fingerprints.”

Musicianship: Walters is outstanding on both electric and acoustic guitar, while her rich vocals permeate her songs with life. Everhart, taking a break from his duties with Black Summer Crush, is noteworthy on both stand-up and electric bass. Allen, a regular drummer for both Keaton Simons and Tyler Hilton, lays down an equally strong percussion groove. Everhart and Allen create a smooth foundation for Walters.

Performance: Her music spoke volumes, especially the strong and upbeat “Be Careful Love,” which brought together the best combination of music and vocals. Walters displayed her versatility in segueing from electric to acoustic guitars, using the time to introduce her band. She also provided excellent ocean sounds for the intro of “Captain.” Her breathy vocals and low register were especially effective on her closing song, “Fingerprints.”

- Bob Legget


Maggie Walters: Maggie Walters
The Sugarhill EP
Maggie Walters- Midwestern Hurricane
Airplay - Fingerprints, Sundays, Girls Like Us



"Walters is primed to be the next big singer-songwriter to bust out of Austin." -Texas Monthly.

Rock, pop, folk, experimental; Dark, light, and everything in-between, Maggie Walters continues to sound racier and edgier than her singer-songwriter peers, while somehow maintaining a charming effortlessness.

With the help of her producer/band-mate Paul Leary, Butthole Surfers’ guitarist and co-founder, Walters' elegant lyricism shines through a wide display of styles- Each song commanding respect and opening conversations, with one common thread: Her irresistible voice.

Walters’ songs have garnered national attention and have been played on radio stations throughout the country. Her music has appeared on television shows including NBC's hit series "Life," and "Friday Night Lights," and she has composed music for CNBC with SugarHill's Dan Workman. Walters has been featured on The Bob Edwards Show, XM Radio’s RADAR Report, KUT’s inaugural podcast, was an ArtistDirect semi-finalist for the Ultimate band competition, Editor’s pick on and has been covered in Mix Magazine. She was a South by Southwest Music Festival Showcasing Artist three times, one of Music Connection Magazine’s Top 100 Artists of 2008, and the internationally syndicated Acoustic Cafe's Artist-to- Watch in 2008.

Backing Walters on her last release is an extraordinary line-up of musicians including members of the Butthole Surfers, Spoon, The Gutter Twins, Lyle Lovett's Large Band, and legendary Faces alumni Ian MacLagan.

A turbulent few years after arriving on the Austin scene and scoring exceedingly well with critics and DJs, Walters is back with the release of her new album “21 Grams,” coming Spring, 2010.

" This talent's level could well be up where the stars shine.."
-Texas Music Magazine

"An appealing cross of fumbly introspection and cool, trip-hoppy backing."

“..Walters' bedroom voice sounded equally pure and pleasing written entirely, to good effect - by the scene newcomer ...slip her on for size.."
-Raoul Hernandez, Music Editor, The Austin Chronicle

"It’s a beautiful listen—and damn sexy too, from the seductive openers “Under the Table” and “Girls Like Us” to the closing cover.”
-Texas Music Magazine

"The most somberly beautiful album of the year."
-High Voltage Magazine

"..Walters is primed to be the next big female singer-songwriter to bust out of Austin.."
-Joe Nick Patoski, Texas Monthly

"...Walters' bedroom voice sounded equally pure and pleasing written entirely, to good effect - by the scene newcomer ...slip her on for size.."
-The Austin Chronicle, SXSW Picks and Sleepers

"Stunning...overflows with attitude.. ultimately making the listener gasp 'wow!'.. Four stars.."
-Michael Corcoran, The Austin American-Statesman