Born in the cold rocky winds of Montana, weathered in the PNW rains to a foggy mind of mist, and finally crawling out from under the gray mantle to discover sunshine exists more than 3 weeks of the year.
Magstadt has studied jazz, classical, and rock/folk, and is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and performer, including stage shares with Andy Narrell, Carl Fontana, Jobelle, Badfinger, Matt Catingub, Paul McKee, Black Oak Arkansas, Steve Houghton, and Randy Brecker. Ultimately Magstadt ended up firmly in the fusion sector, with the ever-present love of acoustic guitar always shining through.
In 2005 Magstadt released his first solo effort, a self-titled CD on his label Slippina Disc. The disc is a solid compilation of funk rock, and acoustic pieces.
In summer of 2009 he and partner Sherri Thal (Lava Jam Band, The Elementalz) completed setting up WunWhirled Studios on the Big Island of Hawai'i, and released their initial public offering: a solid EP set of original acoustic music.
Currently Magstadt is writing/recording with Ms Thal for The Elementalz next release, and continually, Magstadt composes rock fusion for small ensembles, writes/co-writes alternative rock/acoustic, pens chamber orchestra pieces, and crafts edgy/imaginative pieces for film.