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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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It was sooo hard to get out of bed this morning, and so easy to leave the house. Last night our heat went out. It’s an old stone house so it retains heat better than most, but overnight the temp dropped to 56ºF in the warmest room. Not dangerously low, but low enough that I could make out a fine mist of breath when I poked my nose out from under the quilt. Oh, it would be so nice to just burrow back down and wait for the guys to show up and fix it.
But…there are lunches to be made, permission slips to sign and sneakers to find before the kids get on the bus, so brave the cold I must. I mean, the kids don’t even seem to notice. I mustn’t be a wimp. I am of strong Irish stock. And damn it, if the kids can do it, I can too….but then again, Quinn has been wearing shorts to school most days this month, so he is perhaps not the best gauge of bearable temperature. But I force myself to leave the sanctuary of our cozy kuna, and it isn’t all that bad. But once the kids are off, I am out the door (into the even colder air that somehow seems less offensive because it’s outside the house) and on my way to the studio.
It’s warm here. That’s the first beny. And I’m here to make music: beny number two. And it’s just Glenn and me, so I didn’t even have to change into “real clothes”: beny number three. #Ilovemyjob.
Today we’re replaying my guitar parts for “Live”, “Sail”, “My Life”, and “Quiet of the Lie”, and laying down the acoustic version of “Little Girls”. As I write, Glenn is cleaning up the drum/bass/keys tracks that I’ll be playing along to. Everything takes a minute, and has to be done in the order it has to be done. For those who know me even a little, you can imagine I’m chomping at the bit wanting to just go “do”. But you might be surprised to hear that I am holding steady. I am allowing the process to take as long as it needs to take, and I’m sitting quietly (I wish I could say “patiently”, but alas, I’ve not come that far) for my turn.
Yes, quietly waiting….. Just sitting here…. Waiting my turn…are we there yet????
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!!