Mt. Vernon Register-News


December 7, 2013



There have certainly been some highlights in her young career.

“A professional music moment that I was lucky enough to experience was going to record in Nashville. I got to see what it was really like to take a song that I had written and watch it morph into a real recording. Working with professional recording musicians and producers was an opportunity to learn so much. I got to see what it was like on the back side of things,” said Barrow. “Another time I got to see what it was like behind the scenes was my Nashville Star audition. Making it into the top 25 at Indianapolis, I had the chance to see how those shows really work and to meet a lot of great people in the business.”

When asked about where she has performed, Barrow provided a nice list.

“The Southern Illinois Miner’s Stadium, The Granada Theater, the Kentucky Opry and Wolfstock are a few that pop into my mind right away. I’ve also performed at many local festivals and fundraisers. Performing for the Nashville Star judges was a memorable one. Restaurants, bars and wineries have always been regulars for me as well as weddings and private parties,” Barrow said. “I play every month at Genkota Winery (Mt. Vernon) and through the summer at Jack Russell Fish Co. (Benton). One interesting performance was on our honeymoon a few years back. They were having a ‘Mexican Idol’ competition on our resort where I got to sing with a band and won the talent competition, winning my husband and I a free 2nd honeymoon!”

Meghan sees her future with emphasis on performing.

“My personal music goals are to keep a busy music schedule! I love playing music. I want to keep playing as much as possible and am always seeking out new opportunities to do so,” said Barrow. “I’m constantly looking to play somewhere new. I hope to always be learning new music and experimenting with new songs. Ultimately I would be happy to always have a place to play and people to enjoy listening!”

Meghan Barrow will be the opening act for Trampled Under Foot, at the Sesser Opera House on Saturday, Feb.1.

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