Maggie English, former bassist/vocalist of GFM (Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh), took on her birth name of Magdalene Rose for a new band project when she and her sisters decided to put an end to GFM.
When this interview took place, Maggie was in the studio preparing new music for a planned EP, and eventually a full-length record for the Magdalene Rose catalog. She was also preparing to hit the road with longtime supporter Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy. You’ll hear Maggie talk about touring, her sisters and parents, her band family, her new music, and her struggles and triumphs with her mental health.
Maggie is one of the most honest and genuine people you’ll ever encounter. Her faith and strength shine throughout this entire conversation, and her kind and gentle smile is something that will warm your heart.
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!