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Today we’d like to introduce you to Megan and Shane. 

Hi Megan and Shane, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
13 years ago, we met at the School of Rock in MN. We quickly realized we had the love for the same music and started writing and performing in a punk/ska and a country band. We moved to AZ to run 3 School of Rock’s in 2012. Most of our time was spent doing that while playing in a soul band during off times. When the world shutdown, we had the schools go remote and we had a lot of downtime. We started reflecting on life and writing a TON! We ended up writing a bunch of songs that we really believed in, so we sold our house and belongings to fund our record ‘Daughter of Country’. We started playing more out of town and had a great response to the album. So, we did what any normal person would do…we quit our jobs of 15 years and downsized again to pack up and move to Nashville. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It definitely has not been a smooth road! During the release of the album, it was hard to balance work and promoting the album. It was hard to make that realization that if we truly wanted to do this, our careers had to go. We are also an independent artist and we are doing everything ourselves. It’s a full-time job in itself to try and break the band. We also moved into a 300 square foot studio apartment to save money for the move. We were constantly climbing over each other and there was no space for us and our 3 pets. 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Up until this week, we’ve been music educators and helping kids grow confidence and find their inner rockstar. But we are songwriters and performers first and foremost. We LOVE telling a story and connecting with an audience. We aren’t afraid to dig deep and pull out some lyrics that are hard to write and perform. We are known for writing sad but optimistic songs that hopefully people can listen to and realize it’s gonna be alright. We are very proud of that no matter where we go, we bring a sense of community and belonging. Also, that we put out this album in a big way on our own and haven’t been afraid to ask for help and guidance along the way. 

How can people work with you, collaborate with you, or support you?
We are so excited to be in a place where we can write and perform with so many like-minded creatives! We will write and perform with anyone! Of course, we would love people to come out to see us live, give us some streaming love, and/or purchase a record. 

Pricing:

  • Vinyl Album $25
  • CD $10
  • Tshirts $25

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Image Credits
Jim Louvau
Christopher Reed
Phil Kelly

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