Tuesday, March 6, 2018

" Tour Guide" - a musicwrap

Snapshots in Song Celebrating the Magic and Mystery of Motherhood...



" Somewhere between the serene estro-pop of Sarah McLachlan, the angsty girl-woman guitarist-rock of Michelle Branch, and the hushed playfulness of the county diva of your choice (Shania, Faith, et al), Cheri Magill radiates the kind of natural warmth and personal connectivity some of the above have paid handlers millions for."
-Bill Frost, Salt Lake City Weekly

"Cheri Magill takes on modern life with introspection, sparkle, and a touch of sass.  She has a distinct style and the talent to back it up."
-Carma Wadley, Deseret Morning News


"Tour Guide" release date: May 4, 2018 ( with the option to pre-purchase on April 6th) 

"Tour Guide" is a must-have album for every mother. Cheri writes catchy melodies and sings lyrics every mom can relate to. The songs will make you cry, laugh, and celebrate the fact that someone calls you mom.


Produced in Nashville by Cason Cooley (Ingrid Michaelson, Ben Rector, JJ Heller), Tour Guide offers the perfect setting for Cheri Magill's impressive delivery of lyrics that shape in song the universal feelings of motherhood, from quietly reflective to outrageously joyful.

Album highlights include the title track, with motherhood personified as a tour guide, and "Brave," with its driving rhythm and colorful orchestration backing up Cheri Magill's soaring vocals that are packed with bold optimism and more than a hint of iconic heroism.

"Lasso the Moon," which features an impulsive dance beat, is an example of the consistently inventive quality of Tour Guide'sarrangements, courtesy of producer Cason Cooley. "You Are Here," a song with which every parent can identify, is well served by the irresistible nature of Cheri Magill's lyrics, while "Crazy" has a jovial bounce, accenting the warmth radiating from the purity of Cheri's vocals.


"Tour Guide" will be available for download at digital retailers such as iTunes, Google Play, Bandcamp, and more.  Physical CDs will be available at CDBaby and cherimagillmusic.com.  Streaming will be available on Spotify. 

In her own words

Cheri Magill explains, "I felt drawn to write about motherhood because it has stretched me more than any other thing I've been a part of in life. I don't write about it because I believe I'm a perfect mother. I write about it because many times I've struggled and grasped at straws. I believe that mothers need to feel they aren't alone, and they need to know someone else feels the same way they do. I want this album to be that healing and nurturing power for mothers."

"Recording this album was a dream come true.  To be in a place where I can record and pursue music again, to work with Cason Cooley as a producer, and to feel the support of real life and online friends for this endeavour is all such a gift." 

About The Artist

Born in the tiny, one-stoplight town of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Cheri Magillgrew up playing the piano and singing with her three sisters, realizing early on that music was her passion. Upon receiving her B.A. in Music from Brigham Young University, Cheri began recording and performing professionally, releasing two albums, Ready (2004) and Chasing Yesterday (2007), and touring throughout the West and Midwest.

In between albums, Cheri married and began family life. After the birth of her first child in 2007, Cheri took a big step away from her musical activities, yet she missed having a creative outlet. Eventually her search to find a pursuit that would be compatible with home life and children led her to start a blog called "I Am Momma Hear Me Roar." This project led Cheri to some exciting opportunities, crowned by an appearance on The Martha Stewart Show in which she taught Martha how to sew an upcycled little girl's dress. However, after five years of blogging, and with the arrival of her third child, Cheri felt the need to concentrate wholly on home life.

Cheri Magill always knew she would want to write songs for her children, but those songs had never come. It wasn't until she stepped back from everything else that she began to hear melodies again. She composed a song for each of her children, and this opened the floodgates of melodic inspiration that led to more songs about the joys and challenges, peace and craziness of motherhood. These songs would become the heart of Tour Guide.

CD Details

* "Tour Guide" 
*Label: Red Shoe Records
*Release Date: May 4th, 2018
Run Time: 31 minutes

Tour Guide Track List

Tour Guide
Lasso the Moon
You Are Here
Don't You Forget
Chopsticks Lullaby

Tracking Cheri Magill

💚 Visit Cheri Magill's website at cherimagillmusic.com

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