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Release date: MARCH 22, 2011
Maggie Björklund isn’t a household name. Despite the surname unfamiliarity (she’s Danish), the singer/pedal steel guitarist’s debut solo album Coming Home is drawn very much from a familiar source, wedding Maggie’s warm folksy style together with the contributions of musicians like Calexico, Mark Lanegan, Rachel Flotard (Visqueen) and Jon Auer of the Posies. The album was produced by Sangster.
Maggie, though born and raised in Denmark, has nailed the wide open American West with her knockout pedal steel skills and resilient vocals. Coming Home is an album that straddles delirium and ecstasy, when the vultures circling overhead look like doves. Psychedelic desert pop music. It’s the sound of a bead of condensation rolling down a beer glass at a grimy cantina. It’s the sound of the glare off the windshield when you turn the ‘67 Caddy west. It’s the sound after the gunfight.