About 6 months ago I was sitting on my bed in Los Angeles, rummaging through Instagram looking for country acts in New York City. I stumbled across a video of Megg Farrell and instantly fell in love. Megg's honky-tonk style is right up my alley and her witty songs delivered with smokey vocals have been stuck in my head ever since.
She will be playing our first NYC show tomorrow at Skinny Dennis in Brooklyn!
CGCM: How long have you been living and playing music in New York?
Megg: I've been performing for about 14 years.
CGCM: You just wrapped up a tour of Russia. What was your favorite moment form the tour?
Megg: I think our final performance was really special. The band was so tight after having done so many shows together. All our arrangements were ingrained in our brains but we also knew it was the last night so everyone gave it there all and added new energy to each tune. We did an extended set and really gave our all to that audience. They seemed to really appreciate it too. It was a great way to end such an amazing tour.
CGCM: How do the Russian audiences compare with the ones here in the US?
Megg: They were very respectful but that also may be because of the difference in the gigs. Out there we were booked at large concert halls where people sat quietly and listened. In America I tend to play rowdy bars where you have to fight with the audience to be heard. They were very attentive. One thing they did that Americans don't do as often they would clap in unison after a song was finished. I think it was to show they were excited but it was definitely odd for us!
CGCM: What’s next?
Megg: Our album is coming out in February with Dala Records. I'm working on getting Sweet Megg out there!