Grounds and Sounds Café, the monthly live music coffee house in East Setauket, NY., welcomes Meg Braun for a solo performance on December 13, at 8 p.m. Braun is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter known for her fearless writing, dynamic vocal style and performances that have charmed audiences from California to Texas and throughout the Northeast. The Toledo, Ohio native arrived in New York with her diploma and the hopes of building a career in non-profit advocacy. Instead, she ended up advocating for the New York area live music scene as host of an open mic at the legendary C-Note, creating what became a weekly salon of sorts, welcoming a distinctive collection of songwriters. As host, Meg encouraged writers to share new songs each week, and gradually built a community that inspired its members toward sharper skills and wider success.
Even as she began her own recording and touring career in 2009, she continued to advocate for and nurture the acoustic music scene in New York City in her work as co-founder of the Christopher Street Coffeehouse, which celebrated its fourth anniversary in May of this year. Meg has released two solo CDs, Tomboy Princess and Broken Places.
“She reminds me of Lucy Kaplansky and Dar Williams, two of the folk scene's finest singer-songwriters, and her voice has that clear, strong snap of self-awareness … The songs have wit, fire, and grace enough to light up New York.” Lyn Dunagan
To hear Meg's music, go to her website at: http://megbraun.com/