(Rochester, NY) - Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Megan Flechaus embarks on her "Coming Home" Tour, returning to perform in her hometown of Rochester at Boulder Coffee Company, 100 Alexander St., Friday, July 7. Showtime: 8pm-10pm. No cover. Info: (585) 454-7140 or visit http://bouldercoffee.info/. Also performing at Bill Gray's Brockport Tap Room, 4647 Lake Rd. N, Thursday, July 6. Showtime: 7pm-10pm. Free. Info: (585) 431-0079 or visit http://www.billgrays.com/.
Megan is interviewed and performs live on the "Open Tunings" radio program hosted by Scott Regan, heard over WRUR 88.5 FM, Friday, July 7 at 10am.
About Megan Flechaus: Megan Flechaus has been called "Austin's Rising Star" by Indie Pulse Music magazine (complete interview here). Professor Johnny P's Blogspot cited Megan's "strong, expressive voice which is a delight to hear" in a stellar review of her aforementioned 2014 album, New. Megan is a jazz, blues, and folk-influenced singer-songwriter who began writing and playing music when she was fifteen years old. She expresses thought-provoking lyrics through soulful tones and eccentric chord voicings. Her song, "Moon Mansion," from one of her early EP's appeared in the Indie Film, King’s Faith, filmed in her home city of Rochester, NY.
Megan was born in Brockport, a suburb of Rochester, NY. At age seventeen, she graduated high school and set off to study astronomy at The University of Hawaii at Hilo. (It was her passion for astronomy that later influenced her to purchase her most beloved guitar, a ‘98 Takamine Celestial which she lovingly named The Goddess). While in Hilo, she began playing with a local band called The New Year Romantics as a backup singer. After gaining friendship and confidence through this experience, she returned to New York to continue her studies closer to home.
In 2012, Flechaus moved to Charlotte, where she began developing her style and performance. After a great deal of introspective writing, she began to record her first full-length album, New, with John Brighton at Mabby Road Studios. Together, they slowly chipped away at this project for two years. She released New in October of 2014. Shortly following her release, she and Brian Raynor started a blues- and jazz-influenced band called Pearl Hill.
Megan relocated to Austin in 2015 to pursue furthering her music career and jamming with Austin’s finest, quickly meeting and befriending what became the five members of Lady Jams (Jamie Kunning, Lucy Bergin, Megan Flechaus, Sam Goss, and Sara Louise). What started as five singers getting together to share songs and inspire each other, quickly turned into a writing collaboration between five powerful women. Megan continues to play solo and as a part of Lady Jams in Austin and the surrounding areas. Recently, Megan formed a band around her original compositions known as Flechaus, whose members are Kenzie Slottow, flute; Dominick Chaillot, bass; Nathan Smith, drums; and Sara Louise, backing vocals. Flechaus release their second single "What We've Got" this Friday, June 23. What We've Got, explains Megan, "is about realizing a major difference between you and someone else that cannot be reconciled, and choosing to separate from them."
As with FlecHaus' first single, What We've Got was recorded at The Compound, mastered by Chris Kress, and recorded, mixed, and produced by Benjamin Alan Levy, who all Austin-based. It's available on CD Baby as is Megan Flechaus' previous album, New. Flechaus also recorded a video, "Pitter Patter," being released in July 2017.
MEGAN FLECHAUS - UPCOMING TOUR DATES AND SPECIAL EVENTS:
June 29 (Thur.) DOZEN STREET* Austin, TX
July 3 (Mon.) POP ROXX RADIO (Intv.) World Wide Web
July 6 (Thur.) BROCKPORT TAP ROOM Brockport, NY
July 7 (Fri.) WRUR 88.5 FM (Intv./Perf.) Rochester, NY
July 7 (Fri.) BOULDER COFFEE CO. Rochester, NY
July 16 (Sun.) EVANGELINE'S BISTRO St. Louis, MO
*Flechaus Band Gig