Megan McGarry radiates positivity and is bringing American Roots music to new light. As an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, a notable vocalist, a distinguished song-writer, and a vivacious performer, Megan pulls you in. She keeps you there with her charming songs and stories that blend tradition and originality.
Through Megan's clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, and voice, she presents a collection of songs and tunes that demonstrate the excellence of traditional and contemporary American Roots Music, as well as her evolutionary prowess and emerging contributions to the genre. With intellectual zeal, she pulls from a wide span of influences that include musicians and songwriters such as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Townes Van Zandt, Clarence White, Leadbelly, Patsy Cline, Joni Mitchell, Rosanne Cash, Tommy Jarrell, and many more; and with a passion for preserving, shaping, and sharing these musical histories, Megan is authentic and engaging in her playing, singing, writing, and speaking.
“Megan McGarry is a talented string musician who
radiates positivity and light. Do yourself a favor and spend
some time with her music.”
- Darol Anger
“The brightness comes from more than Megan’s
considerable ability as a singer, songwriter, and multi-
instrumentalist. It comes from her heart, her ever
present smile, and the twinkle in her eyes. Her happiness
is infectious. Her music makes you feel good. Megan truly
loves to perform, loves to entertain, and loves being on
stage. She will always hold a special place in Smoked
Country Jam’s heart.”
- Ron Kodish,
Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Festival
“Our audience enjoys the warmth, laughter and stories
that accompany the outstanding musicianship...as we
work on our schedule for the next season, we will certainly
include Megan McGarry."
Director of the Wellsboro Deane Center for Performing Art