Singer-Songwriter Meghan Cary to
Perform Wednesday, Nov. 13
Posted November 6, 2002
HOLLAND -- Hailed by critics as a performer to
watch, singer-songwriter Meghan Cary will be performing at
Hope College's Knickerbocker Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 13,
at 8 p.m.
"Billboard Magazine" compared Cary's initial
release to the Indigo Girls and Shawn Colvin, saying
"perhaps the best thing about Cary is that she's neither
superficial nor obnoxiously self-possessed."
The guitarist and vocalist carries with her more
inspiration than most. Her music career began in 1993 with
Matthew Black, and the two were soon engaged to be married.
But Black died unexpectedly two years later, and Cary
decided to pick up his guitar and keep playing.
"I knew he wouldn't want me to give up the dream,"
Cary said. "I wrote music because it was the only way I
found to survive the greatest loss in my life to date."
Her debut CD, "New Shoes," was awarded the
"Critic's Choice" tag by "Billboard," and her newest
release, "Onion Dream," is receiving rave reviews.
Critic Barry Fox has said, "Cary is a start
waiting to happen."
The online publication, "The Global Muse," has
said, "in a time when the corporate music world continues to
serve up cookie-cutter artists... it's gratifying to have
an artist like Meghan Cary around."
Cary is also an actor, receiving her B.A. in
theatre from Duke University, and her M.F.A. in acting at
Florida State University's Asolo Conservatory. She has
performed in more than 50 plays throughout the United States
and Europe while simultaneously working in film, television
Tickets will be sold at the door, and cost $7 for
the general public, and $5 for Hope College students.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown
Holland at 86 E. 8th St.