Megan Slankard | Lady is a Pirate

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Lady is a Pirate

by Megan Slankard

"Megan Slankard's singing is soulful and hypnotic, pulling you deep into her enigmatic folk-pop songs... Lady is a Pirate is an assured debut that shows Slankard's growing reputation is well deserved." Sing Out.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Landed
3:43 $0.99
2. Practice Electra
3:07 $0.99
3. Strictly Mr. T
4:08 $0.99
4. Damn You
4:15 $0.99
5. Fly Now
4:30 $0.99
6. Second Best
3:52 $0.99
7. Haven't Been Down
4:30 $0.99
8. Radio Blues
5:46 $0.99
9. Me Again
4:16 $0.99
10. The Feud
4:41 $0.99
11. Company
3:41 $0.99
12. I Hoped You Would
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13. Lady is a Pirate
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Album Notes
Megan Slankard has got the edge of Alanis Morrisette, the rhythm of Ani DiFranco, the soul of Patty Griffin and the cute girl-next-door voice of Lisa Loeb. In her "sharp, punchy, original tunes", she weaves together her "passionate, gorgeous, and bluesy voice", "haunting lyrics", "wonderfully fluid, but also percussive six-string guitar style" and "the kind of melodies that shift records by the vanload". "Slankard's sound is vibrant, emotional, and very addicting." [See press page on her web site for credits.]

Her self-produced solo-acoustic debut CD, Lady is a Pirate, which Harbinger magazine describes as "clever...intricate...imaginative...soulful..." was released July 2001. On the album, she delivers a "strong, consistent collection of 13 distinctive songs", a trio of which qualified her as a semi-finalist in the 2002 Independent Music Awards' performing-songwriter competition, sponsored by The Musician's Atlas Magazine and Borders Books & Music stores nationwide.

"Listening to Slankard sing these lines [in 'Lady is a Pirate'] and playing clean acoustic guitar is like being resurrected from a soulless coma, like receiving CPR after drowning in a vast, monotonous sea of tired music. It's now rather impossible to listen to any other pop/folk singer without thinking that I'm wasting my time... With her sorrowful but uplifting voice she could make the OED sound melodious."
Eddie Hemmings, Good Times, April 2003

The Tracy, California -based artist first picked up a guitar at age ten after receiving a Beatles songbook as a gift. Soon after, Slankard began writing and singing her own songs. At 15 she landed her first paying gig at a local bar and grill. While her peers were rebelling, testing their independence from their parents, Slankard was independently releasing two CDs.

Be sure to check out her newly released CD, Freaky Little Story, also on CD Baby featuring the Megan Slankard Band.



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Kevin Durr

A singer's singer!
I 've had the honor of hearing Megan live. She wraps her voice around the lyrics using breath and "from the gut" voicings to play her vocal chords like a fine instrument! I can't wait for her next release!

Mark Greenhouse

a wise old soul in a young soul's cage
I bought this record because of Megan's terrific subsequent release "Freaky Little Story." While "Lady Is A Pirate" is absent the terrific band of FLS (which she faithfully distinguishes by naming it "The Megan Slankard BAND"), Megans first release "Pirate" exhibits all the integrity and charm of the mature artist she is. In my opinion she is an important voice on the contemporary music scene, and as the adage goes, "cream rises to the top." Stay tuned . . .


Having heard one of her singles, I just had to buy the cd'(s). And, that is something I have not done in many years. Keep up the good work.


this a cd that everyone should have..
megan is an up and coming..artist..she has a sound that is all her own..i only hope that more people learn about her...if you dont know her..and the music that im talking about ..what are you waiting for..this is a must have for everyone..

Kris O. (from Kris O. & Friends)

Really Like this Artist's Music - Fresh - Smooth Vocals and Playing
Kris O. Loves this Artist's Music, soothing and mellow Vocal Tones from Megan are sooo Sweet! Megan I Really Like your style, You Play the Acoustic Guitar very well, too! I absolutly Love your Vocal Style! And your Songs are very well written!Strong Songwriting material, Your voice sounds, to this listener, a little bit "Jewel-esque"...which is a Good Thing, in my opinion. You do have some Original Vocal Qualities, that just Captured My Ear !


Music Mariner 98.5 The Bone

"Lady Is An Inspiration."
Beautiful from Beginning to End.
I hope to get a chance too interview Megan for she is a true asset to the music industry. Pure talent. -Chris Milano (Music Mariner, 98.5 The Bone, New York) If you get a chance pick up "Freaky Little Story" by Megan. Just as good if not better.

Jeff P

Excellent, intimate cd
A very clean recording of Megan and her guitar, supported by solid, sometimes funky, bass lines. It's almost like an EXTREMELY talented friend picking up that dusty guitar in the corner and proceeding to give a spine tingling performance in your living room. And, oh God, what a voice...


This cd is EXCELLENT. LADY IS A PIRATE is one of my favorite cd's and is listened to daily. Your music is certainly ADDICTIVE, Megan. Keep up the good work.


This is an amazing album!
I love this CD! It is absolutely wonderful. I bought Freaky Little Story first and had to get more. I think this is my favorite of Megan's albums. It is so refreshing to hear some geuinely good music.

Lisa Hutchinson

Why Megan is not a HUGE star is beyond my understanding. I first purchased "Freaky Little Story" a few months ago and loved it! Not a bad song on the disc. Unfortunately I misplaced the cd and miss it severely. So, instead of replacing it (which I will do eventually if I don't find it soon), I went ahead and purchased "Lady is a Pirate". This cd is everybit as good as the other, though a bit more mellow. I love Megan Slankard!
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