Saturday, April 25, 2009
Blind Eye Posting
We hope that you will all come out of your winter cocoon this Saturday night to hear some great classic folk music performed by Charlie Maguire.
Charlie Maguire, grew up in upstate New York, where a teen-age Charlie borrowed a guitar, paid $2.95 for a book entitled Play the Guitar in 30 Minutes,and unceremoniously commenced what would become his life's work. Very Bohemian By the mid-'60s, he was hanging around the folk centers in New York City and Boston, learning from pioneers of the folk music revival--people like Pete Seeger and Lee Hays--and from the new breed of folk performer--the likes of Arlo Guthrie and Holly Near.
Maguire moved to Minnesota, where a chance meeting with Garrison Keillor in the fall of 1974 led to 10 years of regular appearances on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion. During that time he wrote and performed some of his most-requested songs: "Goodnight Baby," "Play Us A Waltz," "I'm From Minnesota," "Talking Home Improvement" and "Getting in the Cows,"which is included on APHC's Tenth Anniversary Album. Hey, Wanda Gag right here in New Ulm, tonight Charlie Maguire at The Rhien River Art Center at 8, I am going to rack up all Minnesota's Favorite 150!