MM Blog

Hello MM friends and fans. Below are stories and conversations about the band and the making of the album from Tim, Will, Tode, Spoons. Jimmy, Tommy and more. Please comment and say hello on Facebook.

  • 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.

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    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

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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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  • Americana Music Conference Nashville TN 2014

    Maria Brunner from Insight Management and Tim Goodman, producer of the new Magic Music album were in Nashville for the Americana Music Conference.  They attended a concert with Johnny Mathis and the Nashville Symphony.  They also got to see Johnny’s long-time guitarist Gil Reigers. Photo Credit: Maria Brunner Pictured L to R:  Tim Goodman, Susie, Johnny Mathis and Gill Reigers backstage at Symphony Hall.
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  • FMQB Conference in Boulder 2014 “The Team”

    Tim Goodman, producer of the soon-to-be-released Magic Music project, attended FMQB in Boulder to share the good news with folks in the industry. It was a pleasure hanging with Jeff Cook. Maria Brunner of Insight Management and Steve Garvan of Garvan Management, who are part of the project, were also on hand to spread the Magic Music vibes.Jeff TG Steve & Maria 2014Jeff & TG FMQB 2014

  • Stories from the making of the album, the good ol’ days, and much more

    Birth of an Album

    People look back at the 1960s and 1970s and assume that the photos and portraits of ‘hippies’ and hippie bands were as Hollywood painted them, vapid, stoned, and a little left of whoopee. While Magic Music had all the elements of the ‘whoopee’ (I mean Colorado was the first State to legalize pot) our true orbit was around and about the music. It was about the sounds of the two acoustic guitars and mandolin, the vocal blend, the flute melody lines and the songs.

    Starting in the early years the band recorded several times in various settings with different producers and in a number of studios and at radio stations. The recordings were usually mixed live to analogue two-track tape. The tapes and live shows brought Magic Music to the attention of the major labels. A hand full of offers came in from labels and music

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