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Megan spent the years following her first record practicing the piano, but shortly after her sixteenth birthday, one fateful trip to the unseen corners of the attic revealed her father's long-lost guitar. The rest, you may say, is history. Within a few days of her discovery, Megan had taught herself to play and was writing her first songs for guitar. By 16, she had won Coloradoâ€™s statewide Colgate Country Music Competition and earned the enviable high school nickname of â€œthat one girl with the guitar.â€
Meganâ€™s technical skill and well-written lyrics earned her admission to the highly prestigious Berklee College of Music. Putting her degree and school-wide songwriting recognition to use, Megan received an honorable mention at the New York Songwriters Circle Competition. Most recently, she was a top five finalist in the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass Competition and was invited to perform on the main stage for more than 10,000 people.
Megan has played shows all along the East and West Coasts in more than 30 cities including New York, Boston, Nashville, Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle and along the Mississippi Delta. In 2008, she signed a three month contract to play gigs while touring in Vietnam.
With two EPs under her belt and radio time on KRFC and KSMT in Colorado, Megan can usually be found playing with her band The Cure for Love and writing new songs. In 2009 s