Meg’s first concert was Sharon, Lois & Bram in Edmonton at the tender age of three. The dancing elephants, the crowd participation, the skinnamarinks -- she was hooked.
She grew up in Kamloops, BC, but she moved to Ottawa in 2003 to work on Parliament Hill. Highlights included serving Prime Minister Jean Chretien his last glass of water in the House of Commons, discovering the underground tunnels, and poking her head out of the 97.5m tall Peace Tower (it’s really windy up there, by the way).
And regardless of what you hear, Ottawa isn’t just politics. Meg’s favourite live show in the capital is a three-way tie between the Bonfire Ball Revue with Jason Collett, Zeus, and Bahamas at Zaphod's, Rich Aucoin at Cafe Dekcuf, and the Weakerthans with the Constantines at Barrymore's.
Her musical tastes may have evolved since her first show, but Meg caught Sharon and Bram at the Roots and Blues Festival in Salmon Arm last year -- and her rendition of “Peanut Butter and Jelly” may have been one of the most emphatic on record.
Meg produces and hosts Bandwidth, Ontario's music magazine show, which airs Saturdays at 5:05 pm on CBC Radio One. You can also hear Meg on R3 Weekends Saturday mornings from 9 to noon & Sunday afternoons from 4 to 7 ET.
music (especially Canadian), politics (especially Canadian), art (of all kinds), scotch (not Canadian)