Bio

…beneath this sweet exterior lurks a rock ‘n’ roller. ”

— Frank de Blasé, CITY Newspaper. 

Nashville-based guitarist, songwriter, and singer, Meg Williams, performs at notable venues across the country with her full band, as a solo/duo act, and as a guitarist for other artists. She competed in the 2019 International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN), representing the Kentucky Blues Society after winning the Kentucky Blues Challenge. Meg was additionally selected as the house band director for the International Women in Blues Showcase during the IBC's. Meg recorded her 2019 full length album, ‘Take Me As I Am: The Muscle Shoals Sessions,’ at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals (Nola Blue Records). Meg’s album has since been played on Sirius XM’s Bluesville and radio stations world-wide. Meg is set to independently release her next full length album (roots-rock/americana), recorded in Nashville, TN, titled 'Live and Learn' in 2021. Meg released her first single and title track from the upcoming album, 'Live and Learn' on 6/4/21, and second single 'Give it Time' on 7/2/21.

Meg performed at the 2019 Tall City Blues Fest (Midland, TX), the 2019 Robert Johnson Sessions (San Antonio, TX), main-stage at 2018 Venice Blues Festival (Venice, FL), the 2019 Island Hopper Songwriter Festival (Fort Myers, FL), and the highly selective Nashville Guitar Community Showcase (TN). Meg performed at both the 2019 Ann Arbor Blues Fest & the inaugural Lone Star Blues and Heritage Festival, as a guitarist for blues legend and festival headliner, Benny Turner (brother & bassist of the late Freddie King). She has also performed at the Tennessee Motorcycle & Music Revival at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, Wilmywood Country Classics (NC), Rockland Maine Drive-In Concert Series (2020), and the Smoky Mountain Songwriter’s Festival (Gatlinburg, TN). Meg is set to perform at the 2021 Camping With The Blues (FL) - Meg was additionally set to perform at the 2020 Cincinnati Guitar Festival (pre-Covid). 

Meg has been interviewed & featured on Blues Radio International (during the Blues Music Awards - BMA's - in Memphis, TN 2019 & virtually in 2020), Knoxville’s WDVX Blue Plate Special (3x), and Acme Radio Live (Nashville, TN), on 'Gear Gab' with Eric Dahl. Meg has performed at notable venues nationwide, including: 3rd and Lindsley (Nashville, TN), Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar (Nashville, TN), BB King's (Nashville, TN), Miranda Lambert's Casa Rosa (Nashville, TN), City Winery (Nashville, TN), The Stanhope House (Stanhope, NJ), Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 2 (NYC), BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups (St. Louis, MO), Knuckleheads Gospel Lounge (Kansas City, MO), Sam’s Burger Joint (San Antonio, TX), Lafayette’s (Memphis), BB King’s Memphis (Memphis, TN), and many, many more.

A lot of people say that Nashville is a 10 year town – well, Meg Williams fit 10 years into 3 years”

— Eric Dahl, Acme Radio Live

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

  • 2019 Lone Star Blues and Heritage Festival w/ Benny Turner (Grapeland, TX)
  • 2019 Island Hopper Songwriter Festival (Fort Myers, FL)
  • 2019 Nashville Guitar Community Showcase (Nashville, TN)
  • 2019 Ann Arbor Blues Festival with Benny Turner (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • 2019 Tall City Blues Fest (Midland, TX)
  • Winner of the 2018 Kentucky Blues Challenge (Bowling Green, KY)
  • House Band Director for the 2019 Women in Blues Showcase (Memphis, TN)
  • 2018 Venice Blues Festival (Venice, FL)
  • Robert Johnson Sessions (San Antonio, TX)
  • Wilmywood Country Classics (Wilmington, NC)
  • Blues Radio International during the BMA's (Memphis, TN)
  • Tennessee Motorcycle & Music Revival (Loretta Lynn's Ranch, TN)
  • Smoky Mountain Songwriter's Festival (Gatlinburg, TN)
  • WDVX Blue Plate Special (Knoxville, TN)
  • Can't Stop The Blues (livestream concert series)
  • Rockland, Maine - Drive Thru Concert Series

VENUES:

  • BB King's, 3rd & Lindsley, Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar, The 5 Spot, Listening Room Cafe, ANALOG (Nashville, TN)
  • BB King's Memphis, Lafayette's, Huey's Midtown  (Memphis, TN)
  • Sam's Burger Joint (San Antonio, TX)
  • Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 2 (NYC)
  • Stanhope House (Stanhope, NJ)
  • Knuckleheads Gospel Lounge (Kansas City, MO)
  • Summer NAMM (Re-Axe Booth, Nashville, TN)
  • 2016 Nashville Blues Challenge (Nashville, TN)
  • Rochester Fringe Festival, Park Avenue Festival, Fairport Food and Music Fest, Fairport Canal Days (Rochester, NY)
  • BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, Old Rock House  (St. Louis, MO)
  • CMA Fest (guitarist for Dakota Danielle, Nashville, TN)
  • Cheyenne Frontier Days (guitarist for Ciara Rae, Cheyenne, WY)
  • Whiskey Jam (with Jenny Teator)
Meg Williams balances her big guitar playing with a sweet and sultry vocal style and razor-sharp lyrics…”

Rick J Bowen