Meghan Cary didn’t mean to be a musician. But when her fiancé unexpectedly died, she picked up his guitar, figured out how to play it, and wrote her debut, earning her Billboard Magazine’s Critic’s Choice for Best Newcomer. “I wrote my grief into song and sang my way out of the abyss. I keep making music to help others connect with their own stories and live joyfully.” Known for her unabashed willingness to connect with her audience, Cary brings listeners to their feet and at times to tears with high-energy tunes, masterful storytelling, and deeply personal lyrics that resonate universally.
After pushing pause on performing to raise two children, Cary launched back onto the scene at Philly Folk Fest and was awarded a coveted Emerging Artist slot at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival last summer. Although her music career began as an unintentional triumph, Cary’s smoky voice, emotional singing, and vulnerable writing continue to win over audiences, and garner favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge, Shawn Colvin, Stevie Nicks, and even Bruce Springsteen. In response to life’s inevitable curve balls, Cary’s mantra is: “If you don't know the words...Sing Louder!”