The story of Maggie began at our time on 11th Street (Route 66) in Tulsa. Being native Tulsans, you can't help but love and appreciate all the musicians that have helped form and pioneer the music scene in Tulsa and surrounding areas. One of those pioneers was the late J.J. Cale. Cale was instrumental is the evolution of music in Tulsa. With hits like After Midnight & Cocaine, he solidified himself as a prominent musician and songwriter and those songs went on to be massive hits for Eric Clapton.
One of Cale's most loved songs is Magnolia that appeared on his 1972 album "Naturally". Magnolia is a masterpiece of lyrics set to a simple landscape of melodies that transports you somewhere south in New Orleans. The song captures an intimate Cale as he pens about leaving his baby down in New Orleans and how he has to get back to her.
Maggie is the brain child of Amy Addington Smith that pays homage to both J.J. and the song Magnolia. Amy, coming from Louisiana descent has a deep fondness and love for Bayou State, thus giving life to the Mermaid named Maggie, short for Magnolia.
Why a mermaid? It's simply our love for Louisiana and the very Rum and Island bars that we have grown to love. So Maggie was born and is the official face of Maggie's Music Box.
Learn more about Tulsa music and history including Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, Dwight Twilley, Hanson and others that helped shape the entertainment history forever. Visit OkPop for more information.