Film At 11: Maggie Björklund

If you can really judge people by the company they keep, Maggie Björklund is truly someone special. In 2009, the Danish pedal-steel player and singer/songwriter recorded her solo debut, Coming Home (Bloodshot), with the likes of Mark Lanegan, Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino, Jon Auer (Posies), Rachel Flotard (Visqueen), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees) and Rusty Willoughby (Flop). Not only that, but this week, five different music publications (usually sworn enemies who want nothing to do with each other) have gotten together to present “Maggie Björklund Video-Roll Contest Week,” wherein each magazine is premiering a new video from Coming Home and any reader who “likes,” comments on or re-posts the video is eligible to win a copy of the CD. Yesterday, Alarm debuted “Anchor Song,” and tomorrow Country Standard Time will do the same for “Summer Romance.” But today, MAGNET is proud to premiere the video for “Vildspor.”

2 replies on “Film At 11: Maggie Björklund”

This whole record is achingly beautiful. The Pedal Steel is an instrument that, for me, conveys emotion like no other. Brilliant!

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