New Music Critique: Sweet Megg

Sweet Megg
Contact: [email protected]

Web: soundcloud.com

Seeking: Film/TV
Style: Western Swing, Standards, Blues, Jazz

Blessed with a dusky voice and a killer band, Sweet Megg (Farrell) sings standards that transport you to an era of American music that evokes the spirits of Bob Wills, Patsy Cline, Bessie Smith and more. Megg’s deep voice is on display on gems such as “Faded Love,” an authentic sounding cover that captures the right spirit. A great screeching fiddle solo is not the only part that shines on “Trouble In Mind,” where Megg’s rangey, fluid voice conveys bluesy pain—You feel emotion in each note. The whole band (esp. horns and fiddle) is excellent, displaying terrific touch. The lively “There Will Be Some Changes Made” might be Megg’s best vocal, and the band (guitar, clarinet) swings right  up to the song’s cowbell climax.