Daily Discovery: Maggie Eckford, “Show and Tell”

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ARTIST: Maggie Eckford

SONG: “Show and Tell”

BIRTHDATE: 11/21/1985

BIRTHPLACE: Starkville, MS

AMBITIONS: To start a clothing line… that would be rad. Also, tour with one of my favorite bands, such as the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. I want to learn to play the mandolin. Oh… and I want one of my songs to be on “Gossip Girl.” Don’t judge.

TURN-OFFS: Ugg Boots, guys that are obsessed with “South Park” (sorry, I’m not), Ed Hardy, cliche tattoos

TURN-ONS: Adventurists. Meaningful, artistic, well-placed tattoos. motorcycles. road trips. A guy with an eye for fashion but one who doesn’t take more time to get ready than I do. The beach. Dog lovers. Architecture.

DREAM GIG: Opening for the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s or maybe Bon Iver. Cannes Film Festival would be cool…

TV ADDICTIONS: “New Girl”, “Downton Abbey”

MY GO-TO FEEL GOOD RECIPE: I make a mean pork tenderloin.

THE BEST WAY TO GET A MAN’S ATTENTION: I’m all about not trying too hard. The most attractive people aren’t trying to get attention. Be yourself, pursue your dreams, have fun, and don’t take life too seriously. If he doesn’t dig you for you… he ain’t worth it! 😉

5 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN: Only five?! Ok. Here we go:
1. That one perfect pair of skinny jeans (I recommend rag & bone… you won’t be sorry.)
2.  A journal (this is therapeutic).
3.  A leather jacket.
4.  Great perfume.
5.  Madeleine Peyroux’s album, “Careless Love”. It’s jazzy, romantic, and ideal for any girl who’s in the mood to just chill.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: To love life is to love people.

I WROTE THIS SONG: “Show and Tell” as the first single on my new album which I need your help to release because I’m doing it independently, so… take a look at the Kickstarter campaign I created here.



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