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David Maguire

Member sinceMay 15, 2009
LocationDanville, VT
InfluencesDavid Wilcox, Richard Shindell, Jonathan Edwards
Artist Biography:
David has been playing music for most of his life. He started performing when he was only eight, and later spent years playing the bar scene in New England and Florida. Tiring of that, he took a long break and came back determined to write and play his own songs.

For the last seven years, he has split his time between his home in northeastern Vermont and Nashville, working on his songwriting and playing live engagements. He plays occasionally throughout New England, and he can be seen in Nashville at such prestigious venues as the Bluebird Cafť. He is currently planning regional tours throughout the country in support of the release of "Lucky Dog."

Just like he travels back and forth between New England and Tennessee, Davidís music travels the roads between contemporary folk and country, with the large part of acoustic singer/songwriter thrown into the mix. He strives to write songs with comfortable yet creative melodies, with lyrics that are understandable without being trite or cliche.

His influences have been many, from singer/songwriters like John Denver, James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg and Jimmy Buffett, to folk musicians such as David Wilcox, Cheryl Wheeler and Richard Shindell to well-known country stars such as Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Craig Morgan.

The common thread through this group is great songwriting. David believes that the song is what matters, and he is always striving to write or find the best songs.

When heís fooling around, he comes up with stories about NASCAR wannabes (Turn Left Go Fast), quirky ways of expressing unrequited love (Lucky Dog) or ode's to his favorite season (Summer Coming On). He is at his best when he ventures into the field of common and universal human emotion and experience: the search for strength in a hard world (Tarpaulin Cove), the last good-bye to a true love (Lesson Learned) or the hopelessness of a relationship that is just not destined to be (Townie Boy).

Davidís intimate yet strong voice and fluid acoustic guitar wrap around these songs and present them in a way that have had audiences shaking there heads in agreement.

Visit David on the Web at .

More by David Maguire:

It's Enough (to Sing a Love Song)
Lucky Dog
Tarpaulin Cove
Townie Boy

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