Charlie Maguire
Composing songs in the American Folk Tradition since 1969

"Charlie Maguire is something of a legend in the midwest. He commands a respect far beyond his years with his stories and songs of the heartland of America and the people who live there. This is his second appearance at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and he is sure to bring new songs he's written in the Woody Guthrie tradition...."
-- Winnipeg Folk Festival

"Lee Hays sent me a copy of one of your good letters to him. I hope you keep on writing. Really your songs are damn good and so are you."
-- Pete Seeger
Beacon, NY

"The chances are that you learned your favorite folk songs from singers like Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Don McLean, the Weavers, and the many 'successful' artists who reach you through recordings, concert halls, books, television and radio. That is, singers who are not, strictly speaking, folksingers at all, but rather, highly professional performers. But strictly speaking, Charlie Maguire is more a folksinger than any of his illustrious predecessors."
-- Lee Hays
Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Notes to "Long Way To Another Friend"

"Charlie Maguire is a young man who carries a picture of his farming father on the lid of his non-electric guitar case wherever he goes. You can tell he's a farm boy by the songs he writes. And when Charlie comes to town, there ain't no dyin' and there ain't no cryin', cause everybody has nothin' but a good time.... You want to hear him sing neighbor? Well, get your good clothes on, cause Charlie Maguire's coming to town."
-- Apple River Journal

[Charlie Maguire] "has been turning Minnesota life into art for more than [two] decade[s]."
-- Doug Grow
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Visit Charlie's Website

Mello-Jamin Music
Post Office Box 580794
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55458-0794 USA

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