Meg Tennant’s love of song was awakened early. Her childhood home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, was filled with music, and after the obligatory piano-lesson foundation, she acquired her first guitar at age sixteen. The song-writing began in earnest then, and within two years she was frequenting the open mic stages in Toronto, while living in a home-made houseboat on the Island. 

A subsequent move to B.C. opened a new chapter in her life, which included raising two daughters.  She continued to perform part-time at festivals and showcases and provided backing vocals for other singers’ projects. She played in the duo Lingo Sisters, opened at the Rogue Folk Club in Vancouver for well-known songwriters like Eliza Gilkyson and Tom Russell, and eventually toured BC in the band, AUGUST.  In 2001 she released “Driving With You”, her first album of originals and in 2007, followed up with the collaborative collection, “The Sweetest Day”, with AUGUST. 

Returning to Toronto in 2010, Meg’s sweet vocals and soulful lyrics continued to charm audiences at venues like Acoustic Harvest, Winterfolk, Musideum, and the Nashville Bound songwriter showcase. Her long-awaited second solo CD, “Echoed Light”, which Meg co-produced with Toronto roots rock songwriter Mark Ripp, was released in the Spring of 2019.  "Echoed Light" was included in Roots Music Canada's list of eleven favourite new discoveries of 2019.

After 10 years in Toronto, Meg has moved back across the country to the west coast and is currently writing songs for her next album.

Career Highlights: 

The 90s - Lingo Sisters duo (with Janet Lillian Russel) & band, play festivals, local shows & concerts at BC's Rogue Folk Club

2000 – Song “Buddy’s Back” is recorded by West Coast bluegrass artist Tammy Fassaert, produced by John Reischman 

2001 – Release of solo original album “Driving With You” produced by John MacArthur Ellis 

2004 – Song “Driving With You” wins Best Song of the Month on Songwriter Universe 

2005 – Song “Maker of Marimbas” wins honorary award in 6th Annual Great American Song Contest 

2007 – Release of AUGUST collaborative album “The Sweetest Day”, produced by Andreas Schuld, with the members of AUGUST: Meg Tennant, Rae Armour, Beverly Elliott and Linda Kidder.

2010 – Song “Mama Sang ‘The Wren’” wins 7th place in the country category, Indie International Song-writing Contest

2013 - Song "Under the Sun", co-written with Michael Rogers, is recorded by roots & ragtime band My Sweet Patootie.

2017 - Song "You're Coming Home With Me", co-written with Trish Lester & Eric Murakami, is recorded by California artist Trish Lester.

2019 – Release of second solo original album, “Echoed Light”, co-produced by Mark Ripp and Meg Tennant 

In addition, Meg’s song “Bucket of Love” has been a much-loved part of the repertoire of choirs in British Columbia, Australia, and Sweden. 

"Maker of Marimbas", Honorary Award in the 6th Annual Great American Song Contest

"Maker of Marimbas", Honorary Award in the 6th Annual Great American Song Contest

(Photo by Neil Muscott)

(Photo by Neil Muscott)


Reviews of the CD "ECHOED LIGHT(2019)

"...Consensus is building here at Roots Music Canada:  Echoed Light is a lovely little album that sneaks up on you."
—Roots Music Canada (Facebook page)

"...The songs, most of them recent, pulse with the ideology of perseverance that Meg brings to all of her stories..."
—Paul Corby, Roots Music Canada   (Full review here)

"...this sweet-voiced artistically mature singer-songwriter might come as a revelation to many...Meg's voice manages to sound both girlish and world-weary at the same time.  And there are some beautiful songs here..."   
Roots Music Canada    (Full review here)

"...smooth articulate writing style...I now have this CD "Echoed Light" on repeat, it's that good..."  
Cash Box (Canada) & Record World (USA)    (Full review here)


Reviews of the CD “DRIVING WITH YOU”  (2001)

“Her crystal clear and inviting voice shines on this collection of ten original songs”
—Penguin Eggs, Canada's Folk, Roots & World Music Magazine

“Thoughtful and articulate.” 
—Songwriter Universe

"In 10 tracks, Meg Tennant invites us into her life, and anyone refusing the invitation will be the poorer for it."

“Meg Tennant’s ‘Driving With You’ is rich and dreamy, an auspicious musical maiden voyage that you won’t want to miss.”
—Don Strong, The Edge, Best of 2002 Sound & Spirit CD Reviews

"She has a gift for the  unexpected yet still simply beautiful melody.  There is also a straightforward simplicity to her lyrics but also a sharp flip-side that is just as sincere and as potent."
-The Muse's Muse