Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on August-21-2007

Magoo at Twisted Pines

This is the fourth of five interviews I recorded at the Twisted Pines Music Festival in my hometown of Midland, on the Victoria Day Weekend.

My guest this episode is Magoo. Magoo is a musician of many hats. Literally. He wears them in his children’s shows or when MCing evening concerts at a multitude of festivals. He has produced several children’s albums as half of Kirk and Magoo, and his album Shirt Pay is a wonderful collection of his singer-songwriter material. I got to hang out with him for most of the weekend at Twisted Pines because he was performing at the stage I was managing.

We recorded this outside the arena sitting on a picnic table, with several interruptions. First, the batteries went dead on my recorder, so I lost the first 8 minutes of the interview. Then we were photographed and interviewed for a local paper. Finally, our mutual friends, Carol Teal and David Joyce walked up. Magoo, Carol and Dave are all members of Artscan Circle, a group of musicians who gather donated musical instruments to take to remote northern communities.

If you like what you hear, you can see Magoo at the Eaglewood Folk Festival this weekend (August 24-26).

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Gotta Have Your Plants (© Magoo)

When You Find Your Muse (© Magoo)

Alone Without a Song (© Sean McGaughey)

Name Dropping

Magoo’s official website

Artscan Circle

Carol Teal and David Joyce


2 Comments posted on "For the Sake of the Song with Magoo"
Bego on August 21st, 2007 at 8:11 pm #

This is so very cool. I wish I could check him out in person. I think this is a lost art, but maybe not so lost, right?


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