Bio (400 words)
Angela Meyer has been performing professionally since she was just 16 years old, bringing out the best of the country & western industries. Her work is inspired by “writing songs for empty rooms & broken hearts in hopes to fill them up” and stays true to three chords & the truth. A storyteller with a passion for her listeners, Angela pulls in the crowd with a sweet voice and brutal honesty. She knows what its like to be in the audience, her earliest memories taking her back to being a child dancing in smoky tent while her mama sang on stage with her band at the Iowa State Fair. Even before she could talk, Angela was singing along with the radio and introduced to her musical heroes through her grandparents’ record player in their Iowa farmhouse. Around 10 years old, they gave her a guitar for Christmas, but it was so large she had to lay it across her lap to learn how to play it. She finally revisited the guitar at 15 years old, starting to write her own music and creating the foundation to build her young dream into a lifelong career.
Even during her 25 years of life, Angela has witnessed many changes to the “country” genres and how they are defined. She sees the backlash as people speaking out about what is getting radio play & publicity may also be lacking authenticity. Listeners do not need to be educated on musical theory or the music business to feel that what’s being put out there is largely over-produced and under-thought. In a world more concerned about image than content, Angela boldly offers that authenticity through her artistry. She does not give a second thought to the fact she is a young woman; she just delivers her intention with conviction. Each person she encounters lends the inspiration that only many lifetimes could provide. That translates to writing that paints a whole picture of the human experience, wisdom far beyond her years.
Angela is continuously expanding her career into a lifelong journey of bringing music to those who need it most. Her debut album, Consequence, is set to be released April 21st, 2018 and is available for pre-order NOW through iTunes and other main distributors. She continues to perform live at venues all over the Midwest as well as nationally on the Cowboy Poetry & Western Music circuits. Check out her Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/angelameyer23) as well as YouTube (www.youtube.com/angelacmeyer) for weekly videos.
Short Bio (125 words)
Angela Meyer has been performing professionally since she was just 16 years old, staying true to “writing songs for empty rooms & broken hearts in hopes to fill them up”. A storyteller with a passion for her listeners, Angela pulls in the crowd with a sweet voice and brutal honesty. She isn’t afraid to tackle heavy topics within her songwriting, but also pokes at the humor in everyday life. Her first love was the horse, and she knew nothing about this “western music” until committing a crime she swore to never do- falling in love with a cowboy. Now she has fallen in love again, this time with the tradition & respect within a community of folks passionate for preserving this beautiful way of life.
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Stage name: Please use "Angela Meyer" for all publications and announcements.
Hometown: McCausland, IA
Contact: Cactus Moon Music, LLC
PO Box 102 McCausland, IA 52758
Airplay: Marvin O'Dell's Western Music Radio (Ship Bottom, NJ)
KIOW- Forest City, IA
105.5 Vintage FM- Eerie, IL
KUAF Public Radio- Fayetteville, AR
The Western Jukebox- KWC Americana Station
KDRT (Davis, CA)
Mac 94.7 (Midwest Revue)
KBOE w/ Steve Shettler- Oskaloosa, IA
Opened for: Margo Price (Buffalo Clover), Angaleena Presley (The Pistol Annie's), Jake McVey, Kingston (The Carter Twins), Aaron Carter, Ganstagrass, Lillie Mae
Giving back: 7-year volunteer for Quad Cities Race for the Cure (Breast Cancer Awareness), donating 100% of iTunes proceeds for "Wish it Was You" to the Ty Pozzobon Foundation, creating background music for Baby Sophia's visitation (2016), JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Walk (2018)
Notable Venues: Daytrotter, Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel (Moeller Nights), Nighswander Theatre, The Bluebird Cafe, The Redstone Room, Douglas Corners, Gerbitz Quarter Horses Ranch Horse Show, Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Stage Requirements: Angela will be standing in the front/center of the stage with an acoustic guitar (with pick-up) and will need a 1/4" guitar cord plug in, quality mic to sing into, and a stool to set water on during the performance. A monitor also to be provided whenever possible.
-SOLD OUT album release party at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel (Davenport, IA)
-"5 Shots with Fairbanks" interview
-"Wish it Was You" considered for part of a story in The Globe and Mail (Canada's largest newspaper)
-Video shared by Cowgirl Magazine
-Stamp of Approval from Mary Kaye Western singer
-playing at the Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering (2017)
-performances at FARM (2017) Midwest Folk Alliance
-George Strait's tour manager tweeting me complimenting "Wish it Was You" <3
-songs taken at NSAI "Pitch to Publisher" nights
-Regularly appears on The Bucktown Revue
-Live music for Gerbitz Quarter Horses Ranch Horse Show
-SOLD OUT show w/ Lillie Mae at the Raccoon Motel
-Met Carrie Underwood after winning look-a-like contest
-2015 NSAI Advanced Song Camp (Nashville, TN)
-Surprise performance of "Piece by Piece" by Kelly Clarkson to surprise a bride's daughter (2016)
-Panel judge for local music competition