Hometown: Austin, TX
Label: Imaginary Box Productions
Sounds Like: Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, *Susan Tedeschi*, Allman Brothers Band
Somewhere up there your favorite long-gone artist is creating music the likes of which our mortal ears cannot comprehend. We pay homage to these souls of a bygone era with a seance of classic rock, blues, soul, Americana, and funk written from the perspective of inanimate objects of nature and creatures apart from ourselves. In the past 5 years the band has managed to win a battle of the bands competition, open for Willie Nelson (twice), get 2 guitar sponsorships from both Dean and Luna Guitars and their song, "Let Me Believe" won an Independent Music Award for Best Song in the Blues category. Their Feb 2011 release “Cast Your Shadow” produced by Stephen Doster has received rave reviews and regular airplay within Austin, Colorado, Arizona, and beyond. Since their new release, the band has toured the Louisiana, Switzerland, and has upcoming tours planned for the Southwest and the Southeast in 2011. Their song "An Argument with the Moon" was chosen for the soundtrack of the independent film "Distances" which will premier at the 2012 SXSW film festival. With bluesy-rock vocals, dual lead guitars, slide guitars, 3 part harmonies, and a drum and bass dynamic duo rumored to be one of the most sought-after in Austin, Meagan Tubb & Shady People knock the wind out of you as you just realized you were still breathing.
"This Austinite mixes a few wordy, folky tunes with plenty of Southern Rock, which she belts clear and strong-never caterwauling. Tubb also plays mean electric slide and engages in some nice harmony lines with Jason Nunnenkamp's guitar and lap steel. It's a testament to their playing, the producer's restraint, or both that he (excellent guitarist Stephen Doster) didn't join in"- Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Oct 2011 issue.
Dan Forte - Vintage Guitar Magazine
“Texas has been the home to many excellent artists over the years and Meagan Tubb is another one of the dusty roads artist. Traveling down the path of the legends before her Meagan and her band Shady People light a fire under rock n´ roll and then throw it at you, setting the world on fire."..."But Meagan and the Shady People are not just leaning on their talent, they are wrapping it up and throwing it at you and proving song after song that they have what it takes to create some of the hottest music sounds in the industry today. Their down home rockin´ style floats into the musical avenues of the dusty roads and the big city with equal ease. Scorching guitar leads, smoking slide work, hard working rhythm section and you got one of the few bands putting it down with an original sound that never breaks new ground but never treads ground you are familiar with, mashing it up into a Beautiful Noise."
Vernon Tart - Pure Southern Rock Magazine
"Clearly, Meagan Tubb isn’t lacking in the chops, pipes, or math department, as she demonstrates on her new release, “Cast Your Shadow”. Tubb not only plays guitar like Susan Tedeschi and sings like a, well, ballsier Sheryl Crow, she also manages to inject words like “rhombus” in her songs without coming across as a Southern Schoolhouse Rocker"..."It’s on songs like “Heartbreak #8”, a straight-up woman-scorned scorcher and “Damn Good Man” a funky call for a more suitable suitor (with responses from those shady people she hangs with), where Tubbs struts her best stuff.".."Today it’s Tubb’s guitar-slinging prowess-more than her songwriting-that is helping her make a name for herself. The album’s song credits clue the listener in on who is playing which spicy lead- (e.g-“lower harmony on guitar solo, Meagan Tubb; upper harmony on guitar solo- Jason Nunnenkamp”) to drive home the point that this woman can trade guitar licks with the best of them."
Gleason Booth - Lone Star Music Magazine
“Meagan Tubb didn't choose the title Cast Your Shadow casually. She went about creating a well-mapped plan to cut her notch in Austin's blues belt. For that, she gets full props; this is unabashed Southern rock with bluesy Texas underpinnings protruding proudly ("Damn Good Man," "Sweet Dream," "First Day of School"). Tubb flaunts her stance with tough vocals, mean guitar, and funky backup from her backing trio of Shady People plus veteran producer/singer-songwriter Stephen Doster.”
Margaret Moser - The Austin Chronicle
“Meagan Tubb plays slide guitar for the first time on her new record Cast Your Shadow. So I’m pretty sure that’s her wailing all over the place on album opener “Rock & Roll Seance,” a hot bruiser of blues rock that immediately lets the listener know what Tubb and her Shady People are packing. Meagan’s voice is even more powerful than her group’s athletic, vaguely Allman Brothers-esque twin guitar attack. Tubb’s command of her sultry, emphatic pipes are the spice that earns the “seance” claim.....
Tubb writes the song and sits in the driver’s seat, but her band empathizes and growls and roars beside her. You can tell this isn’t just a bunch of studio hacks who aced an audition behind the frontwoman, this is a musical entity in which the members have gotten in really tight. Even the longer songs (“Damn Good Man,” the redemptive album closer “Sweet Dream”) don’t wear you out because it’s a pleasure to hear a band this simpatico play together.”
Jack Frink - Austin Music + Entertainment
“Winner in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Song in the Blues Category for her song, "Let Me Believe"”
Music Resource Group - Musician's Atlas
“AA-S Best Bet - Megan Tubb:
This singer/songwriter shows her soulfulness through her lyrics. If you mix blues with some old-fashioned rock, you get a sound similar to her, but Tubb really has a sound of her own.
— Blair Shiff”
Blair Shiff - Austin American Statesman
"Until you get before her amplifiers, you might not realize that this lanky lovely can flat play rock and roll and the blues."
Duggan Flanakin - Flanfire