The old creative adage that great art results from great pain is no mere cliché. One look at Meg Myers’ hardscrabble childhood — a gypsy existence that included stops in Tennessee, Ohio and Florida and situations that forced her into an unnaturally early adulthood — and it’s hardly a stretch to hear Myers’ therapeutic use of cleansing volume and soul-searing lyrical examination as a way to exorcise those emotional demons.
In fact, Myers’ musical pursuits began when she was a teenager; she taught herself to play guitar and piano, and singing and writing became a way to escape from her oppressive existence and express her inner torment. Read more about Myers in this week's Sound Advice.
See Meg Myers with Jarryd James Tuesday at the Taft Theatre Ballroom.
More into/tickets: tafttheatre.org.