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Meg Lunney


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Her music is an evocative/eclectic mix of folk rock, contemporary folk, and alternative pop, with a few traditional folk elements and covers

Status:

Most recent release, the margaret anns (1998)

See also:

The Ectophiles' Guide's entry for Meg Lunney's other projects: The Miss Bennets and Five Guys Named Moe (the Canadian band, not the musical)

The Miss Bennets MySpace page

Comparisons:

Early Jane Siberry, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Rebecca Timmons, Veda Hille

Covers/own material:

Mostly own; some co-written, some covers

General comments:

Just what is it about Canada that produces these wonderfully quirky female singers? Meg Lunney is the newest addition to a group that to my mind includes Jane Siberry, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Rebecca Timmons, and Veda Hille. While her sound isn't like them in any obvious way (except perhaps like Jane Siberry's early work in her self-titled album and in No Borders Here and her voice is a little like Mary Margaret O'Hara's). Some Kristin Hersh-ishness in there, too. Her individuality reminds me strongly of them, and in the way that while her work is immediately likable, it takes some listens to fully appreciate. This is pop music, but with its own unique and wonderful flavour. Interesting and different. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

the margaret anns only known album to date

Recordings:

the margaret anns (1998)

the margaret anns

Release info:

1998—Dig Deal Records—BDR3040

Availability:

Hard to find

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of quirky pop

Group members:

Meg Lunney—piano, organ, keyboards, acoustic guitars, vocals

Guest artists:

Tom McKay—electric bass
Peter von Althen—drums and such
Mike Feuerstack—electric guitars
John Geggi—upright bass
Kim Deschamps—pedal steel
Scott Merritt—lap steel, electric guitars, banjo, machines, organ, vocals

Produced by:

Scott Merritt

Comments:

A very intriguing debut album, not quite like anything I've heard before, despite the obvious radio-pop catchiness of a couple of the songs ("You Might Save Me Now" and "Little Show-off"). Even these songs are odd and a little off-beat due to Meg Lunney's raspy, not-quite-musical voice. This is wonderfully listenable, and grew on me more and more with repeated listening. A creative, unique album sure to delight fans of quirky pop. And a couple of Celtic songs on there, too. Yum. (Neile)

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