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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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The Two Acclaimed Artists To Perform Individual Sets Followed By A
Special Collaborative Finale
Roxborough, PA (October 8, 2019) – Folk’s finest female artists will take center stage at the Philadelphia Folksong Society (PFS) Saturday, October 19 at 8 PM as it hosts a special “Fall Into Folk” show featuring Billboard Critic’s Choice Artist Meghan Cary and Beloved Singer-Songwriter Sloan Wainwright.
This much-anticipated performance will include individual sets by the artists, followed by an explosive collaborative finale. Cary, who is currently enjoying the successful release of her latest album Sing Louder, will kick off the show playing songs from her chart-topping record while engaging the audience on a powerfully personal level. By leading the audience through an experience that has been called “healing, inspiring and outrageously joyful,” her message of unity and the power of raising our voices together infuses every show. In fact, her song “Sing Louder”, has become an anthem for the music-loving community and has been heralded as one that “inspires us to reach our higher selves.” (John Platt, WFUV FM).
To complement her performance, Cary will also offer fans the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of her first book Sing Louder: The Stories Behind The Songs. The companion to her critically-acclaimed album Sing Louder, this mesmerizing collection of essays provides fans with a deeply introspective look into the life stories that inspired her most profound album to date.
“It is an honor to share the stage, and join voices with such a soulful and moving performer that I consider to be a mentor,” said Cary. “It’s going to be a very special evening of music, stories and collaboration… and no doubt, a few laughs!”
Wainwright, who was born with music in her veins as the youngest sister to folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright III and aunt to Rufus and Martha Wainwright – is regarded as one of the most versatile singer-songwriters of her time. With a solid and impressive discography of 10 original CD releases to her credit, Wainwright continues to write, sing and perform live and has won two songwriting awards at the annual EmPower Posi Music Awards. She has also written numerous musical compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops.
Tickets for the Meghan Cary and Sloan Wainwright show are $10 for members/$12 non-members in advance; $15 at the door and can be purchased at https://pfs.org/. Doors open at 7:30pm for general seating. Music begins at 8pm.
The Philadelphia Folksong Society is located at 6139 Ridge Ave., Roxborough.
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:
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thank you to all of the DJs and stations who've already spun tracks from SING LOUDER!!