Woody Guthrie's "Bound for Glory" 75th Anniversary Concert with Charlie Maguire, Tony Glover, and Pop Wagner - The Dunsmore Room at Crooners6161 Hwy 65 NE Minneapolis,MN
07/14/2018 6:00 PM - 07/14/2018 8:00 PM
Charlie Maguire was born in upstate New York, taught himself to play guitar, and hung around folk centers in New York City and Boston, learning from people like Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. He attended Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin then took his guitar west and served in VISTA, teaching English as a second language, collecting songs, and publishing a songbook for teachers and children of migrant workers. Charlie moved to Minnesota and after a chance meeting with Garrison Keillor in the fall of 1974 made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion for ten years. His songs have been featured on the CBS Evening News, Car Talk, Hometime, As It Happens, and On the Road with Jason Davis. Charlie co-wrote the musical "Mesabi Red" (1990), and composed the music for "Orphan Train" (2000) for St. Paul’s History Theatre. In 1991 Maguire was appointed the official Centennial Troubadour for Minnesota State Parks. One of his songs, "Mary Gibbs," led in part to the establishment of the Mary Gibbs Headwaters Visitor Center at Itasca State Park. From 1995-2003 Charlie officially became The Singing Ranger of the National Park Service and earned the Freeman Tilden award. Charlie is a Bush Artist Fellow, a Ucross Fellow, a Minnesota Humanities Scholar, and has written more than 800 songs.
Pop Wagner has quite the reputation as a singer, picker, fiddler, lasso twirler, poet, and downright funny guy. He appeared quite frequently on A Prairie Home Companion during the show’s formative years and for the last four decades he has worked his cowboy magic throughout 44 states and ten countries. His cowboy anthems crackle with the warmth of a prairie campfire and his old-time fiddle tunes set toes a-tapping while he serves up spellbinding rope tricks and tall stories — all with a good dose of friendly humor.
Glover was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1939. As a teenager he performed in various local bands, playing guitar before taking up the blues harp. In 1963 he joined John Koerner and Dave Ray to form the blues trio Koerner, Ray & Glover. From 1963 to 1971, either solo or in some combination of the trio, they released at least one album a year. The group never rehearsed together or did much at all together. Ray referred to the group as "Koerner and/or Ray and/or Glover".
In the late sixties, Glover was an all-night underground disc jockey on KDWB-AM in Minneapolis before forming the band Nine Below Zero. He also often performed as a duo with Ray and with Koerner, Ray & Glover reunion concerts. In 2007, he produced a documentary video on the trio, entitled Blues, Rags and Hollers: The Koerner, Ray & Glover Story.
Glover is the author of several blues harp songbooks and a co-author, along with Ward Gaines and Scott Dirks, of an award-winning biography of Little Walter, Blues with a Feeling: The Little Walter Story, published in 2002.
Glover is a prolific rock critic, having written articles for the Little Sandy Review (1962–63), Sing Out! (1964–65), Hullabaloo/Circus (1968–71), Hit Parader (1968), Crawdaddy (1968), Eye (1968), Rolling Stone (1968–73), Junior Scholastic (1970), Creem (1974–76), Request (1990–99), MNBlues.com (1999–present) and the Twin Cities Reader and City Pages. He also wrote liner notes for albums by John Hammond, Sonny Terry, John Lee Hooker, Michael Lessac, Sonny & Brownie, Willie & the Bees and the Jayhawks and for The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert.
Glover taught harmonica to David Johansen and Mick Jagger.