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  • Magic Music in Martha’s Vineyard

    Tommy Major (Entrain), Jimmy Haislep (Yellow Jackets) joined with Magic Music members, Will Luckey & Tim Goodman to rehearse tunes for the 2016 release.


  • Magic Music Summer Fun

    Various Magic Music members past and present have converged on beautiful Martha’s Vineyard to reminisce about the history of the band and the newest chapter.

    Pictured below:  Tim Goodman enjoys doing an interview from the front porch.









    Of of our earlier members, Charlie Finnerty who played harp on the road with Magic Music every now and again joined us to help out with interviews on the history of the band.  Pictured below Charlie Finnerty with Will Luckey


  • Coming in 2016

    The long awaited Magic Music album produced by Tim Goodman is scheduled for release in early 2016. The album features the original band members – Will Luckey on Mandolin, guitar and vocals, George (Tode) Cahill on flutes, harp and vocal, Chris (Spoons) Daniels on guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocals, Bill (Das) Makepeace on bass along with the stellar production of Tim Goodman and his contribution to vocals, organ, keyboards, guitars and percussion.  Additional players include the multi-Grammy winning Jimmy Haslip on bass, percussion extraordinaire Tommy Major, Scarlet Rivera on fiddle, Sam Bush on fiddle, Billy Payne on keys, John McFee on guitar, members of Jack Mack & The Heart Attack and much more. The album will contain 16 original MM tracks and be released as a double-LP on vinyl and CD with booklet on all the digital outlets around the world.

  • Magic Music / 2015 FMBQ Conference

    After taking the time to map out a strategy, the band decided to release of the album the end of January.  Ramping up that effort, Tim Goodman and Chris Daniels will be attending the FMBQ Conference in Boulder.  Joining them will be marketing coordinator, Maria Brunner from Insight Management.   Tim and Maria will also attend the Americana Conference in Nashville this September.

    MM Rehearsal Spring 2015 w Scarlet Rivera and Jimmy Haslip


  • Magic Music Documentary is Work In Progress

    While we can’t say a lot about it yet, the folks over here in Magic Music land were approached about doing a film to capture the story of the band then-and-now. It’s led to a pretty exciting adventure in California and Colorado with more possible filming being done in Massachusetts, Alabama, Arizona, Nevada and Montana. The most fun is that it has led to some wonderful opportunities to meet with ol’ pals from the day and for us to get together and play. Here are a few shots from some of the various gatherings.
    Magic Music in Front of our old truck w manager Sloth 2015







    MM Street Chalk sign at Spoons Concert June 2015

  • Magic Music Band Gathers for Reunion & Concert

    Magic Music in concert on the CU Campus 2015







    Additional news: In June, 2015, original members Will Luckey,   Chris (Spoons) Daniels, George (Tode) Cahill, Bill (Das) Makepeace and Rob Galloway gathered on the CU Campus lawn in front of Norlan Library for a reunion and concert. This was the site of countless MM performances in the 1970s. The gathering was part of a film project about the band that is being considered for release sometime in 2017 or 2018. More to come.

    Magic Music 2 CU Campus Concert 2015