Editor’s note: This is a new Spy series that will be sharing historic or interesting news clippings on Talbot County from the perspective of the newspapers and magazines of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. While the Shore’s local newspapers have faithfully recorded life and times for three centuries, when this Talbot County periodically finds itself being the subject of a major daily story, it’s always been greeted, like any small community, with extreme interest. For when those occasions occur, now, or in the past, it gives a rare opportunity to see how the rest of the world may view it. And thanks to such powerful databases as newspapers.com, we can now able to share some of that coverage from the West of Talbot County.
As most of our Spy readers know from first hand experience, some Google searches are a roll of the dice in a certain way. Never able to predict what may pop up, the researcher waits for the binary results to come in.
In the case, the Spy threw in the words “Easton” and “New Yorker” magazine and was instantly presented with the work of the Easton-raised singer and songwriter Maggie Rogers.
Here’s a highlight:
In the Internet age, this is how almost everybody listens to music, minus the dust: songs arrive free of circumstance. For artists working today, records from any time and place are easily juiced for inspiration. Maggie Rogers, a twenty-two-year-old singer and songwriter from Easton, Maryland, feels like the apotheosis of this sensibility. Recently, Rogers released “Now That the Light Is Fading,” her début EP. She has already enjoyed an unlikely flash of celebrity. Shortly after she completed her undergraduate degree at New York University, in 2016, she returned to her childhood home to figure out a viable path toward adulthood, as recent graduates often do. Then a video went viral; it featured the producer and songwriter Pharrell Williams hosting a master class with Rogers and other students at N.Y.U. and listening to a recording of one of her songs.
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