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Meg Myers

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Biography

A singer and songwriter whose sound fuses powerfully confessional lyrics with music that walks a tightrope between accessible pop and dour, emotionally forceful rock, Meg Myers was born in 1987 in Nashville, Tennessee, and raised in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains. Myers' dad was a truck driver, her mother was a devout Jehovah's Witness, and both were amateur musicians; when her folks divorced, Myers' mother soon remarried, this time to a fellow Jehovah's Witness, and at the age of 12, they decided to take Meg and her siblings out of public school and relocate to Florida. The family led a nomadic existence for several years as the children lived under the strict guidelines of the faith and their step-father. Myers began learning to play guitar at the age of nine, and not long after relocating to Florida, Meg, looking for a means of expressing herself, formed a band with her brother. Myers learned to play guitar and bass, and began writing songs; when she was 20, she left Florida, and she and her boyfriend moved to Los Angeles. It wasn't long before Meg and her beau broke up, but she stayed in L.A. and waited tables, worked on her music, and played out as often as she could. In 2012, Myers was spotted by producer and remixer Doctor Rosen Rosen, and after signing her to a production deal, he soon took her into the studio. Later that year, she released her first EP, an online release called Daughter in the Choir, and it earned enthusiastic reviews and plenty of YouTube traffic for the song "Monster," though the track's strong lyrics kept it off most radio outlets. Myers soon appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, one of her songs was used in an episode of CSI: NY, and she began appearing at some of L.A.'s most prestigious venues, including the Viper Room, the Bootleg, and the Troubadour. In 2013, Myers landed a deal with Atlantic Records, who issued her second EP, Make a Shadow, that same year.

Born:

1987 in Nashville, TN

Genre
Years Active:

'00s, '10s