The beautiful fall weather of New England is slowly slipping into the chilliness of winter. I am NOT ready. It has been a great fall, though! It has marked the start of my fourth and final year at Berklee, which as you may guess, is incredibly bitter-sweet.
As always, I'm busy, busy, BUSY! In the past couple of years, I've been pretty intentional about prioritizing school and practicing while enrolled, and because of that I've tried not to book gigs that would divert from this focus. But I've had a couple of opportunities come up that were just far too good to pass up!
First was FreshGrass in North Adams, MA! In September, my Boston-based band, Willow Down, had the great pleasure of representing Berklee at this SUPERB festival. We played a couple of showcases on the main-stages, and then got to play a pop-up set in the MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art).
In October, I had the treat of flying home for a couple of days and then traveling over to Steubenville, OH to play at the Half Hills Music Festival! We're definitely new fans of this great town and the work that they are doing to revitalize their downtown with art and music!
I'm immensely happy to be studying and working away. I have many to thank for the seemingly endless supply of opportunities that I am blessed with. Today, I'd like to publicly thank String Magazine for their kindness and generosity in awarding me the Edith Eisler String Magazine Scholarship.
For my readers that play and/or enjoy string music, I highly recommend that you take a moment to visit their website. They are full of valuable print resources, articles, and educational & entertaining videos of string music! I have a digital subscription with them and they certainly help me keep learning more about what I love!
Thanks for reading my update! I appreciate your time and support!
Here's a fun, little video of my pal, Casey Murray, and me playing on of my favorite West Virginian tunes, Twin Sisters! :)
I've created this page to journal about the fun experiences in my music career and my life studying at Berklee College of Music!
Megan McGarry's Debut Album
On Megan McGarry's debut, self-titled album, she demonstrate her notable talents as a vocalist, clawhammer banjoist, fiddler, and guitarist. Not to mention her skillful songwriting. She blends the sounds of tradition American roots music and contemporary folk music through rich melodies and powerful lyrics.
Released: July 2015
Produced By: Eric Morelli
1. Two Roads
2. In Blue
3. Change Is Gonna Come
5. One Night on the Champs Elysees
6. Little Bird
7. Five More Minutes