How it all came to be ...
Meghan has always sung and written songs, but didn’t originally set out to be a performer. Her 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 and has been writing and performing regularly ever since!
Meghan recorded a few solo albums before she began The Reverie Machine in 2009. Currently working primarily as a solo act, it does happen every now and again that special guests join the Reverie, such as: Kevin Nelson on Bass, David Pender Lofgren on drums and percussion, Norah McLaughlin, Meisha Horner and/or Jessi Radovich on Backing vocals and percussion, and on a rare occasion you might catch Thomas Deakin on Clarinet, Alto Sax and vocals. Whether solo 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 even 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. Meg, along with some phenomenal players recorded and released the debut band album Not By Blood in October of 2012. Sophomore album, The Brightest Night was released in November of 2015, and A Little Grace dropped in the fall of 2017. All three albums can be heard Here! Meghan recently recorded a solo album, just her and a guitar (and a couple clapping hands) — The Other Side will be released July 2019.
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