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Prolific Singer-Songwriter Meghan Cary Amplifies Her Message Of Unity & Hope With The Release Of Her Debut Book
The Acclaimed Folk Artist To Unveil Sing Louder: The Stories Behind The Songs,
A Literary Complement To Her Chart-Topping Songs
Philadelphia, PA (March 8, 2019) – From soulful songs of love and loss to empowering anthems of courage and heroism, Meghan Cary is renowned for her innate ability to connect with others through authentic story telling. Now, on the heels of her latest album hitting the top of the charts, she is taking her passion for prose one step further by unveiling her debut book Sing Louder: The Stories Behind The Songs on March 8 – International Women’s Day.
The companion to her critically-acclaimed album Sing Louder, this mesmerizing collection of essays provides fans with a deeply introspective look into the inspiration behind her most profound album to date. Featuring 10 first-person stories, each dedicated to a different song, the book begins with an eloquent forward from the author before delving into the raw, compassionate and sometimes downright hilarious side of one of Philadelphia’s favorite female folk rock artists.
“I’ve been telling my story from the stage for years – in song and in words. But I really enjoyed digging even deeper into the stories behind the songs on “Sing Louder” to write this book”, said Cary. “So much good can come from sharing our stories. When we hear and relate to someone else’s story, we’re inspired to share our own, and maybe even write a different ending. I wanted to release the book on International Women’s Day as my thank you to all the women who have been courageous enough to raise their voices and be heard. It’s time for all of us to sing louder!”
Sing Louder: The Stories Behind The Songs is 35 pages and includes original photography from Cary, as well as art work and imagery that has inspired her songwriting process. It was edited by Linda Waverka and is being self-published by Cary and Peter Farrell, her husband and musical partner.
Meghan Cary: The Stories Behind The Songs will be available at live performances, as well as here online at www.MeghanCary.com/book starting March 8.
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Renowned Folk Artist Meghan Cary’s New Album SING LOUDER Makes Top 10 Debut With Two Songs Also Entering The Top 10
Title Track Earns #2 Spot As “Responsibility” Grabs The #6 Position and Album Enters at #6
Philadelphia, PA (December 8, 2017) – Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Meghan Cary is riding high off the success of her latest album Sing Louder as it makes its debuts at #6 on the US / International Folk DJ Radio Charts. The title track charted amazingly well at #2 and the follow up single “Responsibility” nabbed the #6 spot.
Although Cary has been making music for almost 20 years, this is her first foray into the Folk DJ music scene and she’s grateful to have been so warmly received.
Cary attributes the majority of her success to the early support she received from such radio stalwarts as: CKOL, KGLP, WCOM WFDU WFMT WFMU WFUV, WIOX, WMSC, WRFK, WTBQ, WUSD, and internet broadcast programs “Mostly Folk” and “Radio Nowhere”, who not only played her singles but also welcomed her as a guest on their shows.
In fact, SING LOUDER was so well received at radio that Rich Warren of WFMT named it as “CD of the Week” and Joe Pszonek or WMSC, “Radio Nowhere” and ”Finnigan’s Wake” said “Meghan Cary’s passionate, message driven songs are both entertaining and instructive! It’s just what the world needs right now and I, for one, am glad that she has chosen to share this new CD with us!”.
Cary was also a featured performer at this year’s NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance), where she had the opportunity to perform songs from SING LOUDER live for DJs, artists, industry executives and key influencers at a coveted juried showcase.
“Our official showcase at NERFA was great, but the best part was really the late-night informal showcases we were invited to play in different rooms all over the hotel. Everywhere we went, a crowd of folks showed up to listen, and sing along,” said Cary. “There’s nothing like a room full of strangers raising their voices together on your songs. They stop being strangers pretty quickly!”
Cary felt so passionately about creating a sense of community among her fans, and capturing the energy of united voices, that she gathered 48 music lovers in the studio to weave their voices with her own on two tracks, “Sing Louder” and “Responsibility”. The result is two powerful, yet brilliantly poignant, songs that have gripped the ears and hearts of all those that have listened.
SING LOUDER REVIEWS:
"I LOVED this CD the first time I heard it, and it is worth playing over and over again.."
- Nick Noble, WICN 90.5 FM
The Folk Revival Top CDs 2017
"These times require songs of compassion and commitment and Meghan Cary has several, especially 'Sing Louder' and "Responsibility,' which inspire us to reach our higher selves and Meghan sings them with such infectious joy you can’t resist joining in."
- John Platt, WFUV 90.7 FM
"Meghan Cary, with indefatigable energy, molds every song with sophisticated melodies and intriguing lyrics. SING LOUDER delivers hard-won, uplifting realizations from life's struggles.”
- Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live NYC
INTERNATIONAL FOLK DJ Chart Debut:
"Sing Louder" #2 song
"Responsibility" #6 song
SING LOUDER #6 album
Meghan Cary #7 Artist
SING LOUDER Top Ten Album of 2017
- Artie Martello, WIOX 91.3 FM
- Nick Noble, The Folk Revival, WICN 90.5 FM
"Sing Louder" Top Ten Song of 2017
- John Platt, WFUV 90.7 FM
SING LOUDER ON THE AIR:
WFPN, WFUV, WFDU, WYEP, WVUD, WUSB, WTBQ, WSPN, WICN, WRUR, WRPI, WRKF, WRFG, WQCS, WPRB, WMSC, WMNF, WMCB, WLJS, WIUP, WIOX, WHYR, WGDR, WGDH, WFMU, WFMT, WFHB, WESU, WEFT, WCOM, WBRS, WBGU, NZDT, KVSCM, KVMR, KGLP, KPR, CKUT, CKOL, 2AIR-FM, CJLX, NHPR, WAMC, WWUH, WHUS, WXPI, BLUESANDROOTSRADIO.COM
thank you to all of the DJs and stations who've already spun tracks from SING LOUDER!!