Nicole Maguire is a young lady from Cork making major waves on the international music scene. Counting Damien Dempsey and Nancy Griffith as friends and mentors Nicole has grown from a shy 15 year old performing at local venues to a mesmerising, accomplished star, whether fronting a band or performing solo with acoustic guitar, most recently opening for Jake Clemons on his Irish tour.
Focused and driven, encouraged by Nanci and her band Nicole raised the money to travel to Nashville to write and from there road tested her songs around America. More double jobbing raised the money to work with one of the most respected producers in the world, multi Grammy nominated Mitchell Froom (Pearl Jam, Randy Newman, Ron Sexsmith – to name a few).
Mitchell was so impressed with Nicole he persuaded an elite band of musicians to record with her; drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello), bassist Bob Glaub (Crosby, Stills & Nash), guitarist Val McCallum (Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams) with Vonda Shepherd providing backing vocals. He also acquired the services of Grammy award winning engineer David Boucher.
The result is the album ”s David Jaymes and Tom Haxell to Nicole’s music – they agreed to release the album.
More info: www.nicolemaguire.ie