Sunday, March 16, 2014

Meghan Clark on The Wicked Good Music Hour

Meghan Clark is a thirteen year old songstress from Calais, Maine, a small community in Washington County that borders Canada.  Meghan is the kind of homegrown talent that we love showcasing on The Wicked Good Music Hour.  Accompanied by her mom, Dorie, dad, Matt, and bestie, Priscilla, for her appearance; she also has a supportive fan base in her extended family and hometown.  I happen to know Meghan's mom from high school, but Meghan's spot on The Wicked Good Music Hour was earned purely by her own extraordinary ability. Listening to her sing, you would never guess that she's so young.
Meghan began singing at the tender age of 7 and taught herself to play acoustic guitar.   She has written and arranged a number of original songs and has an impressive array of song covers in her back pocket.  I was busy in the music stacks before the show and had to stop and listen when I heard her singing an arresting rendition of  "Royals" by Lorde in the break room.  On The Wicked Good Music Hour, Meghan sang her own songs and tracks as varied as "Pumped Up Kicks" by indie rock darlings Foster the People to an a capella version of "(Paris) Ooh, La La" by American rockers Grace Potter & the Nocturnals.
Meghan has done a number of local appearances including a benefit concert for the Eastport Art's Center and as a guest at Bordertown Coffee House in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.  She recently pulled off singing The National Anthem at the State House in Augusta, which is a song that has been known to trip up seasoned professionals.  In 2013 Meghan competed in and won the teen division of the Machias Savings Bank's Downeast Idol contest.  On the immediate horizon is an exciting trip to Nashville, Tennessee to work with producer and songwriter Beau Fuller to collaborate on writing songs and recording a demo.  Beau launched Next Big Thing Entertainment in 2011 to help talented artists like Meghan to reach their dream.
Meghan cites age appropriate influences such as former Disney gone teen dance-pop artist, Demi Lovato and country to pop crossover star, Taylor Swift.  She enjoys listening to artists like Ed Sheeran and the bands One Direction and The Maine.  Meghan has the vocal chops and songwriting skills to tackle the country or rock/pop markets if she chooses.  The future is wide open.  Listeners to The Wicked Good Music Hour were impressed with how genuinely gracious Meghan is, and I was really happy for Meghan that one listener took the time to call as soon as the show ended to congratulate her on a job well done.
If you're interested in learning more about Meghan Clark and her music, you can contact her via her Facebook page or via her father at  Check out the podcast of her March 15th performance on The Wicked Good Music Hour.

Meghan Sings
Dorie, Matt & Priscilla

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