Sunday, July 17, 2011
While doing the previous post on Gudrid Hansdóttir Ii found the duet with Maggie Walters, and realized that Maggie Walters needed her own post, she's that talented.
Although Maggie Walters is a singer / songwriter she occasionally does cover songs.
And this is one great cover of the Boss.
I'm on Fire
Maggie Walters live in Austin, Texas on 10-20-10
Another reason to feature Maggie Walters is this cute, sexy video for her duet with Gudrid.
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'.
Here's another great live cut from SXSW.
Album version produced by Paul Leary, available on iTunes. Live at South by Southwest 2011, with band Chris Searles, Brian Pearson, Chepo Pena, Alissa Schramm.