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SWIRL. hard rock with a message. Maggie McClure -small town to LA and success

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The Southern California hard rock band Swirl, A hard rock band with a strong message of standing up for what you believe in and for music, was formed by guitarist Duane “DT” Jones in Washington State and went on to release their debut CD Out Of Nowhere, produced by Carlos Cavazo (RATT/ Quiet Riot) and Matt Thorr (Rough Cutt, Jailhouse) and toured the United States and Japan in the early 2000’s  to moderate success.  However, Swirl’s live shows, which are high octane  and packed with fans gained them a large and devoted following, second up a national tour between 2008 and 2009. They travelled over 50,000 supporting acts like RATT, Extreme, Cinderella, Slaughter, LA Guns, Souls of We, Red Dragon Cartel, Skid Row and  headlining their own shows. Between 2011- 2012 Swirl had a musical makeover and began writing and recording new music outside of the LA area, releasing the album, SWIRL. 

You have heard and maybe seen Maggie McClure on TV or the big screen.  Her songs have energized TV shows such as Dr. Phil, Cougar Town, The Real World, The Vineyard, and The Hills, as well as in feature films like Cowgirls N’ Angels. Born in Oklahoma but now based in LA, McClure has perfected a style of smooth, confessional songwriting  that not only deepens the emotion that directors and show runners crave, but also has powered her through more than 1000 shows in over 40 states opening for Sara Bareilles, Alicia Witt, Walk Off The Earth, Tony Lucca, and others.  Her third and newest album, Time Moves On --  produced by Justin Glasco, chronicles her move from Oklahoma to LA and what it took to build a career in this vast, competitive music capital.