Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Megan Cronin blends sweet and sadness with heartache with renewal in her pointed lyrics and ethereal string arrangements.
Megan grew up listening to all types of music with her family in Michigan. She learned to play the violin in middle school and, though she was quite squeaky at first, she kept with it and eventually made it to first chair in high school, lettering in orchestra as well as learning classical string bass along the way.
After graduating from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Megan joined a bluegrass group and taught herself fiddle style. In 2008 she moved to Portland, Oregon and started playing in various rock and folk groups while studying classical violin and viola. Now working as a violin, viola and composition teacher, Megan has also added a singer/songwriter set to her repertoire. She can be seen performing solo and with groups in the Northwest, playing violin, viola, acoustic guitar or her new love, tenor guitar. Megan is celebrating the release of her fourth EP titled “Home,” realeased April 2021.
“Driving down a two-track backroad with the windows rolled down: a warm summer breeze whisping through your hair: the sun shining through the bright pigments of summer leaves: a soft smile on your lips at your inner feeling of peace. The music of Megan Cronin is like this. A sound so smooth and pure, it lulls one into a simple bliss with delightfully effortless tunes.” Fallon Gates – The Michigan Daily