Rocky Mountain raised Singer-Songwriter Megan Burtt says “I’ve always written songs. I took piano lessons when I was young, but when I picked up my dad’s old classical guitar, things took off.” Inspired by Joni Mitchell’s Blue, Burtt taught herself to play, dreaming of a musical career. She attended the Berklee College of Music where she made two EPs she calls her “practice records.” At graduation, Megan was awarded the prestigious excellence in songwriting award, being the only non-songwriting major in her class to receive this recognition.
Burtt moved to Mississippi to investigate the roots of American blues music, played music in Vietnam for several months and returned to the States to record It Ain’t Love, a 12 song collection she made with the friends Louis Cato (of Jon Batiste and Stay Human, house band for Stephen Colbert), guitarist Adam Tressler, and James Williams. Following the release, Megan quickly gained notoriety winning the 2010 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, the 2011 Kerrville New Folk Competition, and SW Region 2011 Mountain NewSong Competition.
Burtt has toured nationally and abroad as a headlining artist, and as support for acts including Gregory Alan Isakov, Mark Cohen, Brett Dennen, Glenn Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket, Lissie, and Leanne Rimes. In 2015 she collaborated with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, as a featured artist. Megan is currently in the studio working on her third full-length solo record, slated for a Fall 2018 release. She splits her time between Brooklyn, NY, Denver, and, on the road.
Burtt plays at the Fraser Historic Church on Friday evening, June 8th, at 7 pm. For more information on Megan, visit: http://meganburtt.com/about/