It was May 31, 2009, when I was first introduced to Megan Mullins. Her single, “Long Past Gone” was playing on WXBQ Radio, and I just figured it was playing all over the country. I think I was wrong about that. Because Megan Mullins is back, and her current single is “Long Past Gone.”
I had the privilege of being at Steel Creek Park in Bristol on May 31, 2009. It was to see Megan perform live at the amphitheater at the park. As I already told you, we’d been hearing her song on local radio, and everyone who went there that night went to hear her sing. I don’t know how many of us knew how well this kid plays the violin. She played guitar, violin, and sang – and everyone loved her.
I’m not sure what happened after that. But Megan, and her music, just kind of fell through the cracks somewhere – and it seemed there was just nothing happening with her career. When we were at Steel Creek Park, I asked Megan what she thought she would be doing, if she weren’t doing this (meaning, performing)… I got a look from her that pretty much questioned why I would even ask that. She said, “This is what I want to do. This is what I am doing.”
And, it looks like Megan has not changed her mind about that. A recent article at The Boot, says: “The songstress has a clear vision of herself as she walks her musical journey. "I’m going to be that person that’s 87 years old on my front porch playing fiddle and singing and writing songs," says Megan. "That’ll be me. This is what I do. It’s all I’ve done and it’s all I’m going to do."
I already told you how well she handles her violin, but what I learned from The Boot’s article is that she started taking violin lessons when she was only 18 months old. When she was three, she performed with her father’s band, and at the age of 10, she won the Ohio State Fiddle Championship. Megan now plays more than half a dozen instruments including mandolin, guitar and accordion.
Visit Megan’s MySpace page, listen to her music – check out her video for “Long Past Gone” here, and watch for Megan to get to a city near you. She puts on a great show, and I am very glad to see her back!
I’ll talk to you all real soon. Hope you had a great weekend. Now, it’s time to start a new work week.