"Driving with you, rounding these turns
A light in the distance colours your words
Sounds of a river, that's what I heard
Driving with you..."
(from Driving with You, Meg Tennant)
in Sault Ste. Marie, Meg Tennant has been writing and singing since her
highschool days in Northern Ontario.
Meg's music began to receive attention from the west coast folk community in
the 90's when she and Janet Lillian Russell formed the duo "The Lingo
Sisters". Steve Edge, organizer of Rogue Folk Club events, and host of the
radio show The Edge on Folk, said "Both are renowned singers in their own
right, and together they are real show-stoppers. Their gorgeous harmonies,
strong guitar work and powerful songs make their music a constant delight."
In 2000, Meg attracted the attention of Vancouver producer John Ellis
(Jeremy Fisher, Wyckham Porteous, Be Good Tanyas). Together they developed a
vision of a recording that would capture the honesty and soul of her sound,
using sparse instrumentation such as mandolin, double bass, violin and
harmonica, with her voice and guitar work solidly at the centre. The result
was Meg's debut CD Driving With You, a gentle combination of spunky
bluegrass, rootsy country, and west coast folk-pop, released in 2001.
Penguin Eggs (Canada's Folk, Roots & World Music Magazine) said of Meg's CD,
"Her crystal clear and inviting voice shines on this collection of ten
Meg is currently performing at local events, benefit concerts, festivals
and songwriter showcases.
-"Buddy's Back" was recorded by west coast bluegrass artist Tammy Fassaert
in 2000 for her second CD Corner of My Eye, produced by renowned mandolinist
-"Arizona" was included on the Grrrls With Guitars Compilation, Vol. 2, in
-"Driving With You" won May 2004 Best Song of the Month on
-"Maker of Marimbas" won an honour award in the 2004 Great American Song