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. While reveling in new motherhood, she performed 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.
Since returning to Toronto, Meg’s sweet vocals and soulful lyrics have continued to charm audiences at venues like Acoustic Harvest, Winterfolk, Musideum, and the Nashville North songwriter showcase at the Free Times Café. 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.
2000 – Song “Buddy’s Back” 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 Meg Tennant, Rae Armour, Beverly Elliott and Linda Kidder, with Andreas Schuld
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, recorded by roots & ragtime band My Sweet Patootie.
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.
Reviews of "ECHOED LIGHT" (Released 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)
"...I now have this CD "Echoed Light" on repeat, it's that good...music with heart, and songs from the place we all aspire to connect with..."
—Cash Box (Canada) & Record World (USA) (Full review here)
Reviews of “DRIVING WITH YOU” (Released 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.”
"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