FEB 3, 2019
Meaghan Blanchard’s recent album, The Great Escape, released in 2018, was such an important project that she put her wedding dress (one of her most cherished possessions} up for sale in order to get it completed.
Raised by a family of musicians in the rolling hills of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Meaghan came by music honestly. Throughout her childhood, she sat side-stage at local community halls while her grandparent’s band would play “that good old-fashioned country music”. Meaghan’s grandmother was famous for crooning Patsy Cline’s “I Fall
To Pieces” to local audiences. Although known in the rural countryside as “the little girl with the beautiful voice”, Meaghan was a very shy child, but at the age of eleven her confidence grew as she learned how to accompany herself on her mother’s guitar.
She is a gifted guitarist, with her own blend of clawhammer/finger picking style and she pairs that with a crystal pure voice and a unique ability to write and tell stories through charming character driven songs.
Today, Meaghan is an acclaimed multiple award-winning artist who took home her second East Coast Music Award for her third album “She’s Gonna Fly”. She has performed for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, played 47 shows in 15 days at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and has toured extensively across Canada, the US and the UK.. Meaghan is also one third of the group The Eastern Belles (with Catherine MacLellan and Ashley Condon).
That beautiful down East sound is sure to be a cure for the winter doldrums. $20.00 tickets are available at ABC Hobby in Kelowna or Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna or online at www.lanternfolk.ca starting Jan 5, 2019.