Pedal steel guitarist Maggie Björklund was born and raised in Denmark, but her playing style is pure American desert pop music, a style that has been wonderfully described as “the sound after the gunfight…” Björklund is best known in Europe as a member of the group the Darleens, and as a featured session player player with Lennart Ginman
, Miss B.
Haven, Niels Skousen
, and others; in the U.S., she has worked with Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands
, been featured as a session player for producers Johnny Sangster and Steve Fisk
, and has done extensive work with Exene Cervenka
. Her debut solo album, Coming Home, which featured guest spots from Calexico
's Joey Burns and John Convertino and singers Jon Auer
, Mark Lanegan
, and Rachel Flotard, was released in Europe in 2009, with a U.S. release on Bloodshot Records in 2011. In 2012, she not only appeared on Giant Sand
's Tucson: A Country Rock Opera, but became the pedal steel guitarist in the Peacocks
, an all-female ensemble that has backed Jack White
in concert. She also a featured guitarist on his Lazaretto album.