Meg Williams review…April 14, 2018….

MEG WILLIAMS

MAYBE SOMEDAY

NOT MY PROBLEM–BAD LOVIN–LITTLE BIT OF THE DEVIL–MAYBE SOMEDAY–YOU LET ME DOWN–I FEEL A HEARTACHE COMING

Meg Williams is a transplanted New Yorker who now calls Music City her home.  She’s wasted precious little time in making a name for herself, within the various writer’s nights and songwriter showcases all over town.  She’s released an excellent EP of six originals, entitled “Maybe Someday.”  This easy on the ears and the eyes young lass is on guitar and vocals throughout, and brings along Dan Wecht on slide guitar, Greggory Garner on bass, and Kyle Law on drums.

That slide of Dan’s is prominently featured on the title cut, as “Maybe Someday, we’re all  gonna get it right,” looking for brighter days ahead for a troubled world.  She cranks out some serious New York swagger with the grunge-worthy punch of the tale of a less-than-worthy lover, “You Let Me Down,” the album’s first single, and closes the set with the story of another bum who’s “tearin’ me apart,” “I Feel A Heartache Coming,” a guitar-heavy shot of blues-rock at its best.  This young’uns potential was spelled out early on, with the first three cuts serving as our favorites.  Ol’ Elmore James would be proud of the licks laid down by our heroine, with a bit of a masochistic streak, as she’s addicted to that “Bad Lovin,” but keeps on “coming back for more!”  She settles into a swampy groove as she lays down some funk over the tale of every man’s favorite, “bad girls,” who all have a “Little Bit Of The Devil” in them, fueled by Dan’s hell-hound slide.  The opening cut really got our attention, tho.  The story of two lovers with looming issues has Megs giving the ultimatum here, “stay if you wanna, leave if you wanna, it’s Not My Problem!”  Aside from being pure unbridled funk, the true key to this cut lies in Meg’s guitar lines, which are positively Prince-ly!

Lawd, what these young folks can do with the blues nowadays.  It’s no wonder she’s made waves in the Summer NAMM Showcase, and been in the last two IBC’s.  Y’all take heed–“Maybe Someday” we’ll be seeing Meg Williams on the biggest stages in the blues, and we’re betting that day won’t be far off!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.

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