Margaret Moore Garrett is the guitar/singing half of the duo Mr. Airplane Man — a band that blends hypnotic blues, haunting slide guitar, and idiosyncratic rock and roll with dreamy girlgroup melodies — Margaret “has a voice that could calm a prison riot.” (LA Weekly). Rolling Stone has described her guitar playing as “the real salvation. It cuts and swings and explodes, crying.”
Mr. Airplane Man has toured with bands like Holly Golightly, Reigning Sound, JSBX, Detroit Cobras, White Stripes, The Gories, Morphine and Kid Congo. Mr. Airplane Man’s music has also been featured in a variety of TV shows, films, and skate videos, including multiple episodes of The L Word and the film Crazy Eyes. Margaret has also created original scores for a scene in The L Word and the Indie documentary Over the Coals.
A few years ago, Margaret moved to the West Coast. As Tara (the drumming half of Mr. Airplane Man) was still on the East Coast, Margaret began exploring solo performance, experimenting with a loop pedal to create layered melodies over which she could play leads on her cigar box guitar. Inspired by otherworldly blues, hypnotic one-chord stompers, the ancient cadences of Gnawa and Tuareg music, and the current Psych folk renaissance, Margaret's sound is at once a continuation of and new direction for Mr. Airplane Man’s sound.
Margaret plays a couple of area shows before heading off for a mini European tour this July.