Slankard performing at the 2011 SXSW Music Festival.
|Born||June 6, 1983|
|Origin||Tracy, California, United States|
|Labels||Megan Slankard Music (2001—present), |
KC Turner Music (2008—present)
|Website||Megan Slankard Official Website|
Slankard's album Freaky Little Story appeared on the Acoustic Guitar 2004 Top 5 list and became a top ten seller on the Amazon CD sales chart. In 2005, she released the EP album A Little Extra Sun produced by Adam Rossi.
According to her web site, she was a semi-finalist in Discmaker’s 2007 Independent Music World Series and International Songwriting Competition and finalist in the 2008 and 2009 Musician’s Atlas/Borders Books Independent Music Awards. She was the January 2009 Top 5 artist in the Famecast Competition. She released her album A Token Of The Wreckage in 2011.
In July 2011, Slankard (composer, guitar, mandolin, vocals ), Joel Ackerson (composer, engineer, guitar, mandolin, vocals), Zack Teran (upright bass, vocals), and Eric Andersen (composer, piano, vocals) formed The Novelists, a Reno-based lyrical rock band. The four singer-songwriters collaborated to produce the band’s debut album, "Backstory", released January 1, 2012.
Slankard's music has also been featured on San Francisco radio's KFOG compilation CD. She was a final selection artist for RPM Direct Presents: Unsigned Artists Volume 3 compilation CD; an A&R Online featured artist; a Song and Film Spotlight artist; and, an Acoustic Cafe featured artist on the “One to Watch” syndicated radio program (sponsored by the USA Songwriting Competition).
Slankard was nominated for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards for Folk/Singer Songwriter Song of the year for her song "The Happy Birthday". Slankard won the 8th annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop award in the Best Cover Song category for her rendering of the song "America".
Slankard's preferred equipment includes:
- Acoustic guitars: 1999 Guild D55 guitar, a 2000 Taylor 614ce guitar, and a Takamine C132S
- Electric guitar: Daisy Rock's Rock Candy Special
- Keyboard: Korg Triton Extreme EXT61
- Home recording equipment: MOTU 828mkII; Digidesign Mbox 2 with Pro Tools LE
- Lady Is a Pirate (2001)
- Freaky Little Story (2003)
- A Token of the Wreckage (2011)
- Running on Machinery (2015)
EPs and singles
- A Little Extra Sun (2005 EP)
Appearances on other albums and singles
- Stop and Go Jeff Campbell (2012)
- In Spite of Everything Jeff Campbell (2013)
- "The Kitchen Sink" Jeff Campbell (TBA)
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