“Can the world stand one more storytelling troubadour? If the artist in question is Cary, the answer is a resounding yes. Seek this one out.” — Billboard Magazine
Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Meghan Cary’s music-career began as an unintentional triumph. She earned Billboard Magazine’s esteemed Critic’s Choice for Best Newcomer for her debut New Shoes. Up till then she was a theatre actress with credits for her work in the U.S. and Europe and a successful voiceover career. When her fiancé, Matthew Black, unexpectedly died, she picked up his guitar, learned to play it, and cathartically wrote her debut, followed by two other albums, and dove into a successful folk-circuit music career with an ambitious D.I.Y. touring schedule. Her smoky voice, emotionally-dynamic singing, and vulnerable writing garnered favorable comparisons to Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin, and Stevie Nicks.
During a gig at CBGB’s Gallery Meghan met her husband in the opening band. The two married, relocated to Philly, and had two children. Initially Meghan tucked music away, worrying it would interfere with being a devoted mother, but soon realized what an enriching symbiotic relationship music and motherhood could have. “One of the things I hear from listeners is ‘I come to your concerts and realize I can do this…I can be a mom and have a life!’ I believe you can feed your own soul while raising great kids,” Meghan says affirmatively. “Being a parent actually fuels my creativity and inspires me to live the life I’ve dreamed for myself.” Earlier this year, Meghan released her first album in 6 years, the slinky and aptly titled, Building This House. Her fourth album chronicles her rebuilding her life up from painful past to her current joyous present.
Meghan’s band, Analog Gypsies, is made up of 3 gifted musicians: Peter Farrell on keys, Jocko MacNelly on bass, and Quint Lange on drums. You can listen to more of Meghan’s music at www.meghancary.com as well as follow her on facebook and twitter.