This week’s Pick of the Week was created by customer Bud Boyd, to help promote artist-on-the-rise Megan Burtt.
“Inspired by masters of the craft like Joni Mitchell (lyrics), Bonnie Raitt (guitar), Sarah McLachlan (voice) and Shawn Colvin (performance), Megan has pursued perfection—listening and practicing with every available moment and attending Berklee College of Music in Boston to fully immerse herself in the techniques.
She graduated an accomplished guitarist and vocalist and took off in search of stories to tell. Megan explored South America, Africa and Asia soaking in the cultures and listening to the stories of people the world over. She wanted to learn the blues so she moved to Mississippi to let her soul experience its roots. She was chasing the dream, seeking inspiration and honing her craft.
Life, however, had its own plan for Megan. Her time in the South was derailed by life-threatening illness and her recovery inspired existential discovery and brought her home to Colorado. With a clean bill of health and an energizing gratitude for the journey, Megan Burtt put pen to paper for her debut record. Capturing over two decades of listening, learning, traveling and playing yielded an astonishing amount of songs—she had to choose how to make her first recorded impression. She partnered with Producer/Engineer Eddie Jackson (James Taylor, Vienna Teng, Guster) in a vintage studio in upstate New York with her band, The Cure For Love which features Louis Cato, Adam Tressler, and James Williams. The goal for the debut was to reach as many listeners as possible. They wanted to push the boundaries of Megan’s melodic musicianship and powerful vocals, so they focused the record around a topic that everyone can relate to: love (or the lack thereof). The result was 2010’s “It Ain’t Love”—and it accomplished the mission exactly: “This record is poppy enough to be easily accessible, yet contains some incredible originality.” (The Ruckus)
To find out more about Megan Burtt, her music, and her inspirational story thus far, visit http://www.meganburtt.com/ or http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/meganburtt.
Megan’s picks were made on our white acetal guitar pick material, with a full bleed design (the design goes all the way to the edge of the pick for full coverage. We love how the cover of her album and the overall design theme of her site is incorporated into her pick design.
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