Maggie Osterberg is an American guitar player, keyboardist, and songwriter. Her first album Bent, Not Broken, was released in July, 2005, and is available at the iTunes Music Store. Her work ranges from electronica and avant-garde to alt-rock, indie pop, and psychedelia.
Fans have compared her guitar playing to Nels Cline and Robert Quine, with an overall musical style that encompasses the world of the Velvet Underground, Television, Talking Heads, and kraut-rockers Can. Maggie is a big fan of Frank Zappa, Neil Young, and Tom Waits.
When she’s not making or listening to music, Maggie enjoys photography, reading, walking, and cats. Many of her photos can be found on Flickr, and her recent reading includes Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Bill Buford’s Heat, and Roger Welsch’s My Nebraska.
Among her recommendations for writing on music are Simon Reynolds’ Rip it Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Clinton Heylin’s From the Velvets to the Voidoids: A Pre-Punk History for a Post-Punk World, and Jim DeRogatis’ Staring at Sound: The True Story of Oklahoma’s Fabulous Flaming Lips.