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Photo by Jeremy Cowart

Meg Gehman has been on a songwriting journey for over 30 years, writing, as she puts it, “to tell the world how much love I have to give”. Every song she writes is a brick in the path of her life - either as a marker for what’s been, or a vision for what’s to come. In the Summer of 2021 she took a trip to Nashville to record a 5-song EP. Those Nashville sessions completely changed Gehman's experience of what was possible.


Meg Gehman was raised in NYC and New Rochelle, NY, and made her earliest bones in school and church-based productions, armed with an early education on the importance of pitch and harmony from her father, a top-tenor barbershop singer. Gehman is also an actor, and has performed in several musical- and black-box theatre productions over the years.  


Gehman started making a name for herself as a singing waitress on the lower east side of Manhattan (while working by day as a Foster Care Social Worker in Brooklyn).  She also strung together several cabaret shows around the city. But working at this pace fueled Gehman’s drug and alcohol use and she knew she needed to leave NYC to get her head straight.


Around 1990, Gehman headed upstate to Rochester, NY, where she’d gone to college. She got clean, earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and began writing songs. She became a Junior High School Counselor (where she remained for 27 years) and started a very successful (12 year run!) cover band, Meg and The Clams. In addition to fronting and singing, Gehman discovered that she really loved writing, so she put together, performed and recorded with several Rochester-based original bands.


In 2019-2020, amidst the sea of changes everyone was going through during the pandemic - like navigating the complete reorganization of how we live our lives and leaning into the opportunity to pull inward and take stock - Gehman took an early retirement from the school system, hunkered down as a single person for the first time in her life, did a ton of therapy and deep healing, and shifted her foci to becoming a full time private practice counselor AND doubling down on her commitment to songwriting and making the music she felt she HAD to make. This fruitful time of creativity and discovery started to feel different - almost  guided- as if a new path forward was being created, so Gehman decided to go to Nashville to make a record and give these songs the justice they deserved with the best of the best.

That recording experience (see "Album Info" page) was the textbook definition of a life-changing event - Gehman blew up her life.  She said a lot of hard and tearful goodbyes, pulled up her 32 year-old roots in Rochester, and moved to Nashville on New Year’s eve as 2022 was dawning.  

After renting a house in East Nashville for two years, Meg took the final step, sold her home in NY and bought a house in Nashville where she lives with her Goldendoodle pup Charlie and her Himalayan kitty, Pearl.  

Meg is currently at work planning her next album, for which she has signed on with Maureen Murphy as producer.  

In addition to being a musician, Meg is also a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Practitioner and has developed a program to bring IFS to artists (musical or other) in Nashville.

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