How it all came to be ...
Meghan’s solo career started in 2002, in Portland, ME — walking past a local club on Congress street, apparently humming loud enough for the club owner to run out, grab her by the arm and ask her to sing right there on the spot for his guests. Stunned and unprepared, she sang an a’capella tune she had finished writing earlier that day. The club owner asked if she would be willing to play a real set sometime, so she returned about a month later and sang all of the a’capella tunes she could fit into thirty minutes.
Meghan recorded a few solo albums before she met her husband and bassist, Mordechai Rosenblatt, and started The Reverie Machine in 2009. Recently, Meghan and Mordechai relocated to the Pacific Northwest (for the milder winters and the mystic landscape) and are presently working primarily as a duo. It does happen every now and again that special guests join the Reverie, such as: David Pender Lofgren on drums and percussion, Norah McLaughlin on Backing vocals and percussion, and Thomas Deakin on Clarinet or Alto Sax and vocals. Whether solo, as a duo, or when other players join, the music created often uplifts, penetrates and inspires the listener.
Meghan Yates & The Reverie Machine have toured a significant portion of the continental U.S. playing all sorts of rooms and festivals, and a month long residency/tour of Northern Germany through Songs and Whispers. They have shared the stage with great acts such as Dark Dark Dark, Marco Benevento, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, Meklit Hadero, Robert Sarazin Blake, Amanda Rogers, Milagres, Grace Love & the True Loves, Andrew Calhoun, and Arborea. They along with some phenomenal players recorded and released their debut album Not By Blood in October of 2012, and Sophomore album, The Brightest Night, released in November of 2015. Their latest project, A Little Grace is anticipated to release in August 2017.
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