Megan Burtt and the Cure for Love

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Winner of 2011 Kerrville NewFolk Competition

Winner of 2011 Mountain NewSong Competition

Winner of 2011 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival

“If first impressions matter—and they do—Denver singer/songwriter Megan Burtt’s first full-length CD It Ain’t Love makes a good one.”

“Burtt creates songs perfectly in line with what you’d expect to hear between Ingrid Michaelson and Norah Jones.” -Westword Magazine

Though her writing and music are universally accessible, there is nothing ordinary about Burtt’s history, process or vision. As Ansel Adams captured our physical landscape in photography, Megan has set out to capture our emotional experience in song.

Music has coursed through her veins since experimenting with melodies and rhythms on her grandmother’s piano at age 6. Her first compositions were gifts for family members—musical messages and observations infused with the innocent optimism of childhood. Over the next ten years, while her peers were making mix-tapes of grunge-rock songs, Megan was at the piano processing her experiences through song. At 15 she found her father’s old guitar in the attic and was immediately inspired to her life’s calling. She began writing songs and only a year later won the Colgate Colorado Songwriting Competition.

Inspired by masters of the craft like Joni Mitchell (lyrics), Bonnie Raitt (guitar), Sarah McLachlan (voice) and Shawn Colvin (performance), Megan 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.