Stepping onto the scene with a powerful voice and unique sense of style, Magdalena Quintana, the great-great granddaughter of John Dodge of the Dodge Brothers car empire, has brought a fresh vibe to the country/pop music world. With a long history, and passion for music, Magdalena has no intentions of looking back now.
Raised in both a small town in the Pacific Northwest, Port Townsend, Washington, and at a small mountain community near Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, Magdalena began singing at a very early age, with the influence of her mother and father. Her mother, a long time lover of music and singing, and father, a passionate guitar player, who dabbled in songwriting, surrounded Magdalena with a love for music early on.
Magdalena took part in every school musical, choir, and talent show growing up; singing, dancing, writing songs, and playing violin, but it wasn’t until she went to college at the Univiersity of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, that she found her first vocal coach. With his help, she recorded her first demo, and in the fall of 2009 she moved herself to Los Angeles. Once in LA, Magdalena took vocal lessons, guitar lessons, attended numeorus songwriting and performance workshops, and performed live gigs around the LA area, at The House of Blues and other major venues. In the fall of 2014, she independently released her debut pop EP, The Diary. Several of the songs off of The Diary were picked up in the UK for national air play in retail stores and restaurants, and went to radio in South America. Magdalena has also independently produced several official music videos for her singles, which can be found on VEVO.
Magdalena is currently at work completing a new country/pop EP and two accompanying music videos, coming soon.
She continues to perform live shows while traveling, and while at home in Los Angeles and Nashville. Tour plans are in the works, following the release of the upcoming EP.
“I just love playing music,” Magdalena concludes. “It’s never really mattered whom it’s for. As long as the audience is moved by my art, then that’s all I can ask. Through everything, my goal remains the same: to be able to write songs and perform for the rest of my life!”