World Cafe Live Philadelphia Presents
Meg Mackey Band
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Meg Mackey Band
“I’ve been in Alaska since I was 7 years old, so it is and always will be home.” That’s the reply you’ll be getting if you ask singer/songwriter Meg Mackey where her heart resides. The Anchorage transplant was born into a military home in Guam in 1984. She’s been on the move since, gathering inspiration that would later transform itself into brilliant songwriting.
Thanks to her military brat lifestyle as well as the early influence of a predominately Hispanic and African American dominated church congregation, she picked up on the essentials that have made her the powerful vocalist she is today. Says Mackey: “I never really sang in church, I was always the shy kid keeping to myself. But I still listened and learned a lot of singing and the passion behind it. The inspiration came from watching people come together that otherwise would not through the power of song.”
While working on the Juneau Ice Fields in 2006 Mackey began to write the songs for what will be her first full-length album, Eat Your Heart Out. The album promises to have widespread appeal with plenty of thought-evoking material. “The lyrics were written in places that overwhelmed past the point of speaking, so music became the way I communicated the emotion I was feeling. I think a lot of artists would empathize with that,” Mackey explains.
After being in Juneau for 5 years, Mackey has made the move back to Anchorage to pursue music full-time. Following the studio time for Eat Your Heart Out, local musicians James Dommek Jr. (drummer/vocals/keys), Marty Severin (bass guitar/vocals) and James Glaves (vocals/lead guitar/drums/keys) became part of the Meg Mackey package. With the mutual goal of creating shows that move people and take them to a near spiritual level, the Meg Mackey Band is taking Anchorage by storm. Her songs, reminiscent of rainfall in Juneau, campfires in the Wrangell Mountains, the beaches of South Texas, and sunsets of Mexico, Mackey is clearly here to stay.
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