Category Archives: movement/feelings

Maggie Rogers

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? Joshua Meier

If you haven’t heard Maggie Rogers yet you are in for a treat.

First up let Maggie tell you a little about herself:
“For a long time, I’ve introduced myself as a banjo player from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I’m a hiker and an environmentalist. I’m an optimist. I’m loud.
I’m still all those things, but I went quiet for a few years. I cut my long hair short. I got a cat named Cat Stevens. I fell in love. I moved to New York, to France, and back.”

As you will find out when you listen to these tracks Maggie is certainly not just “a banjo player from the Eastern Shore of Maryland”, she is one of the best singer / songwriters I have heard in a long long time. She classifies her music as “movement/feelings”, there is certainly plenty of that in her songs.

Maggie Rogers is the owner of a wonderful voice, such beautiful tones.

Well enough tease, let’s get to the music.

From what I understand about this song Maggie wrote it for a Pharrell Williams hosted Masterclass with Students at NYU Clive Davis Institute.
This video is her finished project. Prepare to be amazed.
Alaska

Directed by Zia Anger

Director of Photography – Ashley Connor
Producer – Lizzie Shapiro
Choreographer – Monica Mirabile (FLUCT)
Dancers – Briana Archer, Zuri Marley, Talia Kirsh

Music video by Maggie Rogers performing Alaska. (C) 2016 Debay Sounds LLC under exclusive license to Capitol Records

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? Chad Moore

So what did Pharrel think about it? Basically he was mind blown. Watch his face.

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Another truly beautiful song, just a guitar and a girl, but what a combination. She can break your heart with a song. Love it.
Blood Ballet

Music & Lyrics by Maggie Rogers
Video by Ben Klein

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This one has to have been made when Maggie was a young lady at NYU. And she found the perfect site on the NYU Stairway to make a perfect recording of another of her songs. The acoustics suit her perfectly, or maybe she suits the acoustics. Either way, great song.
On The Page

Music & Lyrics by Maggie Rogers
Film by Ben Golez
Acoustics by NYU Stairway
September 2012

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? Rachel Cabitt Photography

Finally today this is Maggie live at Berklee College of Music in 2011 when she won the Berklee Songwriting Contest for that year. I don’t know how old she is here, but look at the stage poise, and that song is something that many of the ancient songwriters would be proud to have written. This young lady is poised for stardom.
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Berklee School of Music
Winner of 2011 Berklee Songwriting Contest
Songwriter Showcase
Music and Lyrics by Maggie Rogers

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OK so I lied, but it was worth it.  It gives you a chance to listen to Maggie’s album.

Blood Ballet

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