Bio

Meg Williams balances her big guitar playing with a sweet and sultry vocal style and razor-sharp lyrics…”

Rick J Bowen

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. Meg recently performed at the 2021 Camping with the Blues Festival (Brooksville, FL), the official Ryman Auditorium Outdoor PNC Stage pre-show performance for the Jason Isbell Show (Nashville, TN), and the 2021 Point of the Bluff Concert Series (NY), as an opening act for the band America. 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 independently just released her latest full length album, recorded in Nashville, TN, titled 'Live and Learn' on October 29, 2021. 

Meg has 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). Meg was the winner of the 2019 Kentucky Blues Challenge (band) and competed in Memphis, TN during the International Blues Challenge week, representing the Kentucky Blues Society. She additionally was selected as the house band director for the Women in Blues Showcase (2019 & 2020) during the International Blues Challenge week (Memphis, TN). Meg has also performed at the Tennessee Motorcycle & Music Revival at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch (TN), Wilmywood Country Classics (NC), Rockland Maine Drive-In Concert Series (2020), and the Smoky Mountain Songwriter’s Festival (Gatlinburg, TN). Meg will be performing at the 2022 Cincinnati Winter Blues Experience III (OH) & the Cincinnati Guitar Festival (OH). 

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.

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

Point of the Bluff Concert Series - opening for America (NY) 2021

Ryman  Outdoor PNC Stage (Jason Isbell pre-show performance) (Nashville, TN) 2021

Camping with the Blues Festival (Brooksville, FL) 2021

Can't Stop The Blues (virtual livestream concert series - 3x) - 2020

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) 2019

Winner of the 2018 Kentucky Blues Challenge (Bowling Green, KY)

House Band Director for the 2019 & 2020 Women in Blues Showcase (Memphis, TN)

Venice Blues Festival (Venice, FL) 2018

Robert Johnson Sessions (San Antonio, TX) 2019

Wilmywood Country Classics (Wilmington, NC) 2021

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)

Rockland, Maine - Drive Thru Concert Series 2020

SoFar Sounds (Portland & Seattle)

Rochester Fringe Festival, Park Avenue Festival, Fairport Food and Music Fest, Fairport Canal Days (Rochester, NY)

CMA Fest (guitarist for Dakota Danielle, Nashville, TN)

Cheyenne Frontier Days (guitarist for Ciara Rae, Cheyenne, WY)

Whiskey Jam (guitarist for Jenny Teator)

Summer NAMM (Anaheim, CA - guitarist for Jenny Teator)

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

— Frank de Blasé, CITY Newspaper. 

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