Meg Barnhouse grew up in North Carolina and Philadelphia, and she has lived in Spartanburg, SC since 1981. After graduating from Duke University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she worked as Chaplain to Converse College for six years, teaching Public Speaking, Human Sexuality, World Religions, and other courses. Meg has been active in the community, helping to found the SAFE Homes Network for battered women. She is credentialed as a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Meg also travels nationwide as a speaker, singer/songwriter and humorist. Meg is the mother of two wise, funny and handsome sons, ages 17 and 20. She has a second-degree black belt in karate, and is a commentator for NC Public Radio on a segment called “Radio Free Bubba.” She has also been heard on National Public Radio’s “Weekend All Things Considered.” Her books, “The Best of Radio Free Bubba,” "Rock of Ages at the Taj Mahal," “Waking Up the Karma Fairy,” "Return of Radio Free Bubba," and her newest, "Did I Say That Out Loud?" are available on links from this web site. Her first CD, “July Blue,” is a mix of 12 original songs and 3 stories, including "A.D.D. Blues" and "Bipolar Waltz." The new CD, "Mango Thoughts in a Meatloaf Town," has 13 original songs, including "Move Over" and "All Will Be Well."
Meg Barnhouse-Singer- songwriter guitarist
Some appearances include:
Kiya Heartwood on backup vocals and guitar
Mango Thoughts in a Meatloaf Town -2006
Rock of Ages at the Taj Mahal
Skinner House, Boston, 1998
The Best of Radio Free Bubba
Hub City Writers Project, 1998
Waking up the Karma Fairy
Skinner House, Boston, 2003
Return of Radio Free Bubba
Hub City Writers Project 2006
Did I Say That Out Loud?
Skinner House, Boston, 2006
All Will Be Well
Broke Down Heart
Karma Fairy Reading
Mango Thoughts in A Meatloaf Town
Shooting Stars Reading
Your Place in My Heart
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Meg told great stories, sang wonderful songs and taught us some southern manners. My advice to all, ...Meg told great stories, sang wonderful songs and taught us some southern manners. My advice to all, if you have a chance to hear Meg Barnhouse, don't hesitate. I never will again. Annie Scott, LREDA newsletter, Summer 2007
"Such insight, such fun"......... "Awesome! Bring her back!"...... "Absolutely hit the spot!"
Judith Curfman Thompson, Executive Director, SCNA
"The South Carolina Nurses Association has had the great joy of having Meg Barnhouse as a speaker on two occasions in the recent past.....To say that Meg rocked the house is an understantement! Meg's true understanding of the human condition in all its forms is prodigious. She is also just plain super talented as a singer, writer, and performer. Meg will be a real hit with any audience. She is sure to make your members happy that they attended any meeting where she performs."
Maria Hartley, Conference Coordinator
"What a talent you are -- a queen of your trade. Thanks so much for brightening our hours."
A Meg Barnhouse show consists of two 40 minute sets of songs and stories from the two CD's as well as Meg's five books of creative non-fiction.Many appearances include Kiya Heartwood (Wishing Chair ) on backup vocals and guitar.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.