About Megg Farrell
Megg Farrell grew up in an artistic household. Her mother was an actress and playwright and her father was an actor and songwriter. She was encouraged to express herself through her art at a young age and began performing her original music in the East Village by the age of 16. After high school, she spent some time living down in Tennessee, her time there began an influence over her music that would only keep growing. In college she started a group, The Whiskey Social, which was a stompy folk group full of singing and banging on drums. They toured up and down the East coast until she moved to Paris to study jazz. In Paris, she formed a new Whiskey Social and joined the expats who would busk along the Seine. As she studied jazz, she continued writing and performing folk throughout the year.
She began performing in the New York jazz scene out of college and was swallowed up by it. She began gigging in the old-time jazz and gypsy jazz scene and her career took off. She has been performing full-time under the name Sweet Megg since then and has built followings in New York, Asheville, Nashville, and St. Louis.
Now, Megg has decided to get back in touch with her songwriting roots. She has began writing original jazz songs for Sweet Megg and has also formed a new project Megg Farrell & Friends. With Megg Farrell & Friends she is performing her original folk tunes as well as rowdy burning country tunes a la her heroes Emmylou Harris & Dolly Parton.
Megg has two albums out on Itunes and Spotify. You can listen to her jazz music on the album Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers and her original music on Fear Nothing by Megg Farrell.
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About Megg Farrell & Friends
Megg Farrell grew up singing old folk tunes, writing songs and playing in rowdy folk-rock groups as a teenager. In 2013, she burst into the New York music scene and has been building a devoted audience ever since. She started out in the jazz world under the name Sweet Megg singing old jazz standards and blues songs influenced heavily by her main heroine Billie Holiday. She instantly became a hit in the jazz world but she was longing to return to her songwriting roots. Inspired by the release of her first full original folk album last year and spending the year touring through the south, Megg has put together a new project breaking out of the jazz world and into the world of classic country. Now, with years of experience under her belt, she brings the maturity of a professional jazz vocalist and the energy of a rock ‘n roller to her new project Megg Farrell & Friends. Her voice is a unique blend of soulful grit and sweet molasses. The group is heavily influenced by Emmylou Harris’s Hot Band with three part harmonies and lots of Telecaster. This band will get you moving.