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Photo:  Ally Schmaling  | Lettering and Design:  Sophie Greenspan

Photo: Ally Schmaling | Lettering and Design: Sophie Greenspan

Photo:  Ally Schmaling  | Lettering and Design:  Sophie Greenspan

Photo: Ally Schmaling | Lettering and Design: Sophie Greenspan

Photo:  Ally Schmaling  | Lettering and Design:  Dave Tschiegg

Photo: Ally Schmaling | Lettering and Design: Dave Tschiegg

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Named after a character Hawthorn (Heather Scott and Taylor Holland) imagines as a shared ancestor, Maggie Willow is created from parts of our mothers, grandmothers, wise people before them, and ourselves. The songs are a series of moments throughout Maggie’s life, exploring such complex themes as divorce, moving, parenting, healing from trauma, preparing for birth, and facing death. All the songs are either co-written or co-arranged by Taylor and Heather, centered in the powerful two-voice blend Hawthorn has come to be known for: “when they harmonize, the edges of their voices bleed together like watercolors on paper” (WBUR). 

This sophomore venture from the Boston-based duo expands to a new soundscape with some of New England's finest instrumentalists: Alex Gasser, Lucia Pontoniere (The Ladles), Justin Nash Fisher (Los Elk), and Marco Giovino (Norah Jones, Robert Plant). Written in New England, recorded and mixed at Riverview Sound in Waltham, and with a release tour supported by the Passim Iguana Fund, Maggie Willow represents the best of the Boston area music community.

released March 8, 2019 

Heather Scott & Taylor Holland - vocals, guitar, banjo, songwriting 

Justin Nash Fisher - lead guitar, Rhodes piano 
Lucia Pontoniere - fiddle 
Alex Gasser - upright bass 
Marco Giovino - drums 
Izzy Heltai - songwriting (In The Morning) 

produced by Rebecca Gray, Taylor Holland, Heather Scott 
mixed and engineered by Sam Margolis at Riverview Sound 
mastered by Bobbi Giel at Georgetown Masters 

lettering by Sophie Greenspan 
photography by Ally Schmaling 
design by Dave Tschiegg, Heather Scott, Taylor Holland 
special thanks to Sandy Scott, Paul Reilly, Mary Elverhoy, Jon Holland, Eleanor Elektra 

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