Our songs take their inspiration  from pre-war country music. The Carter Family, through to modern hillbilly noir found in the novels of Daniel Woodrell .  Following the Southern Gothic tradition by telling stories of death, crime , lost love and disaster. 

The band features Frank Sweeney (Guitar, Vocals and Harmonica), Annie Holder (guitar, vocal and kazoo) and Adi Staempfli (bass and vocals)   

Most of the time we play in London, but from time to time we carry on with our transatlantic tour of open mics so far covering San Francisco, Kailua HI, Los Angeles, New York City, Albuquerque, St Louis, Dublin, Berlin, Paia (Maui), Denver,  Portland, Santa Fe and Nashville.    So far we have released an EP, a 45 and our LP 'Amerikana Arkana' is on sale now .

New LP Pre Release Copies Available !!!

The Magic City Trio's long awaited 2nd LP is still available in deluxe vinyl and CD. Though copies are going fast

Choose either Deluxe vinyl (with CD) or CD only

Click here to go to Kailua Recordings.