Andrea Berninger Column: Margot Wagner CD Release


Some people are blessed with the ability to find their gifts early in life. Margot Wagner is one of them.

The graduating Fargo South High senior releases her debut CD, "Open Blue Sky,"this week. She'll perform during a CD release party from 5:30 to 7 this evening at the Plains Art Museum. The event is free and open to all ages.

Wagner's songs blend elements of folk and pop and of America and Europe. The young woman spent a year in France as an exchange student, and sings in French on a couple of tracks. In her light, clear soprano, she sings of train stations, cafes, cobblestones and the bohemian life, and touches on themes of guilt, regret and growth.


Witness this insight, from "Some Words:"
"Some words are not strong enough, like I love you,
Some words do not mean enough, like I'm sorry,
And some words are not soft enough, hey I'm leaving you,
And some words do not last long enough like the word forever"

When I was 18, I sure didn't have the perspective to write lines like those.If you miss Wagner tonight, she's got a couple of gigs next month. Catch her at 8:30 p.m. in 25th Street Market June 8, and at 3:30 p.m. in Moorhead's Viking Ship Park June 9.

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