the Megan Slankard band | freaky little story

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freaky little story

by the Megan Slankard band

"With her solid backing band, she could move into Alanis or Jewel's territory for a quick look and find herself a star to swing on." -The Herald, Monterey
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Too Bad You
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2. Mocking Bird
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3. Dirty Wings
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4. Captain Madness
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5. Addy's Tattoo
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6. Lose Me
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7. Give Life
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8. Forget
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9. Nearly Almost Always Nearly Almost Anything
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10. Holding Off
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11. It's All My Fault (But I'm Not Sorry)
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12. Flying Backwards
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13. The Freak Out Song
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Megan Slankard Biography 2005

"It's a good sign when the first three songs of a record have you wondering 'why haven't I heard of her before?'" Acoustic Guitar magazine writes about 22-year-old California native Megan Slankard, "Such is the case with Freaky Little Story... Slankard's vocal style is so distinctive that simply naming influences (Ani DiFranco, Alanis Morissette) doesn't do it justice. Her vocal melodies are immediately arresting, she uses hip-hop phrasing and whisper-to-roar dynamics like a pro, and she never lets her impeccable technique eclipse the emotion she pours into her performances."

After the release of Freaky Little Story (2003), Megan appeared on the Learning Channel's What Not To Wear, which generated a flurry of CD sales that placed her in the top ten of both CD Baby and Amazon.com for several months. Because of the episode's popularity (the show's most watched episode), the show's producers will feature her in a follow-up program to be aired in September.

Overall Megan had sold 13,000 units of her first two albums (Freaky Little Story 2003, Lady is a Pirate 2001), and she has a third album scheduled for release in September. Her song "Too Bad You" (from Freaky Little Story) was also included on San Francisco AAA station KFOG's compilation CD, and is in heavy rotation on KOSO in Modesto, KQPT in Chico, and KPIG in Santa Cruz.

She has been featured in Rockgrl Magazine, Owl Magazine, The Synthesis, and online sources Fresh Tracks and Women In Rock, in addition to Acoustic Guitar magazine, whose editors named Freaky Little Story one of their top albums of 2005. She was a final selection artist for RPM Direct Presents: Unsigned Artists Volume 3 compilation CD; an A&R Online featured artist; a Song and Film Spotlight artist; and, an Acoustic Cafe featured artist on the "One to Watch" syndicated radio program (sponsored by the USA Songwriting Competition).

Slankard also co-wrote and performed the title track to founding Dire Straits member David Knopfler's new record, Ship of Dreams. She will again perform on his upcoming American/Canadian release.

Megan has performed in over 75 cities in five different countries, including at showcases in Boston (NEMO) and Toronto (NXNE), on three tours as support for David Knopfler (Germany and England), at a concert as a finalist for the Pantene Pro-Voice Competition (New York City), and at the international festival InGuitar in Zurich (Switzerland). She is performing with the Modesto Symphony this September.

"She could make the OED [Oxford English Dictionary] sound melodious." Good Times Magazine


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Stampinie

Soothing, Soulful, and addictive!
This is a CD is a JEWEL! My young kids and I can agree on this one! We all love it. So much that we will be traveling to San Fransisco to see the band.

Brooke

I love this cd!
This cd is wonderful! Megan has one of the prettiest voices I've ever heard, and I can't stop listening to this cd. I'd definitely recommend it.

danielle

It's nice to hear someone who isn't "watered down" by corporate america
It's nice to hear someone who isn't "watered down" by corporate america with worry over radio play. Love this album, and look forward to buying my next megan slankard cd- from cdbaby of course.

Dan

Absolutely great
This is an absolutely great CD. All of us have not stopped listening since we got it. This CD is the reason Megan will be going places. Buy this CD and listen to it, they all sound like familiar favorites from the first listen.

Cherise A.

A Forever Favorite
I received the CD Saturday right before work. I loved it so much, I put it on repeat the whole night. Seriously. That's seven hours people. The cd is a perfect blend of great lyrics, interesting music, unique vocals, and vibrant energy. Too Bad, Dirty Wings, Addy's Tattoo, Holding Off, and It's All My Fault are personal favorites, totally addicting sound and lyrics that you can sing along to. This girl's voice, the way she uses it is unique, you'll find yourself singing along to songs before you've even heard the whole thing, and you'll think you can predict how her voice will sound, but she'll do something with her voice that's completely unexpected. If you're thinking about buying it, Just Do It.

Beth from Texas

What a discovery!
It has been a very long time since I bought a CD and found every track so thoroughly enjoyable. I heard Megan on "What Not to Wear" and was intrigued enough to order - so happy I did. Am ordering more for my friends!

lm

cd is great
This CD has a lot of feeling and the lyrics are beautiful. I really hope to hear more of Megan in the future.

gracie garces

cd is great i love it
I like the cd very much. it is great.. Thank you

Caitlin

Great!
Timely sent. I love the CD and can't seem to stop playing it.

Lisa from CA

Why isn't she FAMOUS!!!??
Megan is absolutely unbelievable! Her voice reminds you of Jewel, Ricki Lee Jones, Lisa Loeb.... but she forges her own awesome folky, bluesy, raw style. Her vocals are pure poetry and the way she intriquitely lays them over the melodies of her band is amazing. I have been listening to this CD over and over, and I am still not the least bit tired of it.

AND SHE IS FROM TRACY, CA! Right around the corner from me :) Can't wait to see her live :)
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