Meagan Tubb & Shady People

Meagan Tubb & Shady People

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Somewhere up there your favorite long-gone artist is creating music the likes of which our mortal ears cannot comprehend. We pay homage to these souls of a bygone era with a séance of classic rock, blues, soul, Americana, and funk written from the perspective of inanimate objects of nature, our own experiences, and creatures apart from ourselves. In the past 5 years the band has managed to win a battle of the bands competition, open for Willie Nelson (twice), get 2 guitar sponsorships from both

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Biography

MEAGAN TUBB
(Austin, TX) As her original song describes, “Roses may be red and violets may be blue, but you can see those flowers any time you like; I’m only here once in a blue moon.” Meagan Tubb is a female artist with an enticing style that is all her own. In an industry where homogenized pop stars, hype and vacant lyrics tend to be the norm, this self-made and multifaceted musician tirelessly strives to convey messages of hope, belief, everyday observations of divinity and herself. Her fascination with nature allows her to experience life and love from unexpected vantage points, and it is reflected in her lyrics (her song “An Argument with the Moon” is written from the moon’s perspective). Infusing the blues with vintage and southern rock gives Meagan a full arsenal of musical artistry that she somehow molds into her own. As Meagan’s sound unfolds, you will hear traces of influential vocalists like Sheryl Crow and Fiona Apple. It is when these styles couple with the legendary sounds of guitarists like Shuggie Otis, Jimi Hendrix and the Allman Brothers that Meagan’s mastery of both her voice and her instrument is realized. When it comes to the process of composition, Meagan often finds herself bewildered as to exactly how her songs take shape. As she quotes Neil Young in saying, “You just have to provide a home for them and let them come”, we see that she is more interested in expressing herself through her music than in all the hype that can follow.

Meagan hails from the “Show-Me-state” (St. Louis, Missouri to be exact) and she attributes much of her musical journey to a creative upbringing there. By age 5 she was already taking piano lessons, and then she quickly moved on to guitar from there. With her knowledge of music and her guitar in hand, she remembers spending most of the time composing songs and writing lyrics. By age 17, Meagan was wholeheartedly drumming up acoustic performances at school and around town. In 2000 she formed her first band, a clever play on words called “Out of the Tubb”. It was there in Columbia, Missouri, where she got her first taste of playing local live shows at venues like The Music Café and Mojo’s. From then on, the seed was planted for Meagan to harness an artistic vision that was bound to take her places. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003, Meagan was bound for the West coast where she spent the next two years in San Diego, California. While soaking up the sun in sunny Cally, she teamed with producer Rick Perez to record the signature “Color Outside the Lines” EP. While spending this time turning vision into reality in the studio, she also formed her second band “Sweet Dream”. The band played gigs at San Diego’s own Santee Outdoor Amphitheatre, L5, Brick by Brick, Twiggs and Lestat’s, among several others.

Then whoosh… she was off to the awe-inspiring, unique musical mix known as Austin, Texas. After a short visit to the Live Music Capital of the World, she was hooked and soon relocated to Austin where she is to this day. After carving her niche in the working world of Austin, she then formed the company she keeps today. Simply performing under her own name- Meagan Tubb, her Band consists of members from all types and backgrounds. Jason Nunnencamp, John Duran and Wilson Carr all play an integral part in the musical style that is unique to the Meagan Tubb Band. In the midst of furious weekly rehearsals and full-time jobs, Meagan and her bandmates played regular gigs at venues in Austin, San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. Meagan Tubb and her band mates have played on “Loris Lowe’s Local Licks Live Show” twice and “The Dudley and Bob Show” both on KLBJ-FM (93.7) where she was able to play several new songs for a captive radio audience. Also, the meaningful “You Can’t Have it Both Ways” (from her “Color Outside the Lines EP) can be heard in the soundtrack for “2 AM”, a film that premiered at the 2006 SXSW film festival. In addition, Meagan has also picked up sponsorships from both Dean and Luna guitars. In 2006, Meagan and the band won a battle of the bands competition at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar and Grill where her band won $1,000, 20 hrs of recording studio time, and got to open for Willie Nelson at the 2nd annual Freedom Festival in Austin. She also appeared in the 2007 issue of “Austin’s She Rocks Calendar” as “Miss May”. In early 2007, Meagan and the band decided to change the name from just “Meagan Tubb” to “Meagan Tubb & Shady People” and went on to headline the first ever live taped METV emerging artists series at Antone’s. They played the 2nd Annual Funk Fest at La Zona Rosa, Texas Rock Fest, Poodie Fest, and the Austin Freedom Festival at The Backyard. They have also opened for such artists as Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Monte Montgomery, Carolyn Wonderland, Bob Schneider, and Willie Nelson…(twice). In 2008 they managed to self-produc

Lyrics

Beautiful Noise

Written By: Meagan Tubb

BEAUTIFUL NOISE

(Verse 1)
Amen what’s that again you say that want to see me
To sit me down to spin around the ideas that you’d like to teach me
To inculcate you inveterate saint the stillness of your heart
Which beats in time but cannot find the will to make me start
Well Tune me up and play me well just please don’t break a string
And make me hits that cause great fits and we’ll dance just like the king

(Chorus)
Make me into beautiful noise
To take all of the girls and the boys
Make me into beautiful noise
And play me like you play with your toys….

(Verse 2)
Bless me I pray for thee to search for sweet transcendence
Which once again will find me in a state of deep dependence
Baptize me so lovingly once I learn to forgive
And I’ll have known that you have shown what it means to truly live

(Chorus)
gtr solo
(Chorus)

Lost and Found

Written By: Meagan Tubb

LOST AND FOUND

(Verse 1)
I came of age in a small town in the mountains far away
There wasn’t much that I didn’t try, but I tried to make my way
Into this life that I call my own and find that I don’t belong
And I wake up wonderin’ where the hell I am cause I still don’t call this home

(Chorus)
I’m in the Lost and Found of California
Everybody comes for the dream but they fail to warn you
That what you’re lookin’ for might not be the thing that you find
So take it for what it’s worth and don’t you dare leave yourself behind…..no.

(Verse 2)
Well I graduated on that summer day, packed up headed for highway eight
When we got there dad said to “take care” and he cried as he walked away
And I set up my pictures and laid down my quilt while the planes flew in the sky
But it didn’t seem to be the dream that I’d made for myself in my mind

(Chorus)

(Verse 3)
Well I came here for a change of view and to make it on my own
But there’s too many people who have run away from the old lives that they’ve known
Some away from their families, and some away from love, some away from themselves
And the good Lord up above

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
I’m all alone in a place that I don’t know
Try to frame a familiar face on the rambling souls
What can I throw to tell away my ghost
That’s haunting a suspicion that I didn’t care to know…didn’t care to know

Let Me Believe

Written By: Meagan Tubb

LET ME BELIEVE

(Verse 1)
I’ve been wrong before
This time I think I’m right
Suffered many broken hearts
And stolen kisses in the night
And when you look at me …Oh
My heart wants to bleed into yours
I want to..soak in your memory and
Crawl to you on the floor

(Pre-Chorus)
Though I fear you might just
Be a figment, of a runaway train of thought
Yeah, it’s fooled me before but are you the one
For whom I’ve sought
(Chorus)
Let me believe……tonight
Let me believe……that you and I are right
Let me believe…….tonight
Let me believe……that you and I are right

(Verse 2)
I’ve been reading the signs
Looks like they fall into place
Prayed to send me someone whom
Whom I can hold in my gaze
And when you speak to me…whoa!
Sweet poetry in my veins
I want to soak in your melody and
Melt with you in the rain

(Pre-Chorus)
(Chorus)

Isabella

Written By: Meagan Tubb

ISABELLA

(Verse 1)
There’s no way that you can look her in the eyes
Shadows cross her face and she reveals only lies
The Turkish rug she keeps won’t keep her warm at night
But everything she’s got looks good on the outside

(Chorus)
Isabella, why are you so alone
Isabella, are you afraid you’d lose your throne
Isabella, did you think your time would pass
Isabella, your barren hearts in the looking glass, looking glass, looking glass

(Verse 2)
All the letters that she keeps in her drawers
You think they’re love letters but they’re really bills and nothin’ more
The true person she is she hides behind closed doors
Displays her opulence but she’s barren at her core

(Chorus)
(Chorus)

Heartbreak #8

Written By: Meagan Tubb

Heartbreak #8

(Verse 1) Don’t grab onto me ??I wasn’t put here as a piece of debris ??For you to hang onto ??When your seas get cold and angry ??Don’t fall apart ??Expecting me to jump your start ??When your fuel is all gone ??And the switch is broken that turns you back on ??Don’t tell me to sing ??Like a caged bird with two clipped wings ??I don’t do this for nobody else ??Only for myself and I say (Chorus) Ooooh….oooh..oooh (heartbreak number one) Ooooh….oooh…oooh (heartbreak number two) (Verse 2) Don’t walk on my heart ??Like it’s your own personal work of art ??Cause I don’t like the mess that you’ve made ??And I don’t have the money to hire a maid ??Don’t play this game ??As if the objective is to make me look insane ??With your tethered string of lies ??And when I’m not looking you’re gonna cheat on the fly ??Don’t twist my words ??Oh to make me feel absurd ??Cause I don’t like the things that you do ?? And it’s all coming back to you (Chorus repeat with number three number four on heartbreaks) (Guitar Solos) (Bridge) Oh some day you’ll change your heart ??When your soul looks in the mirror ??Oh some day I’ll take pity on you ??But that’s not going to be today ??Cause I’m going to walk away (Chorus repeat with number five, six, seven, eight on heartbreaks)

Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Glockenspiel, and Second Guitar Solo- Meagan Tubb, Back-up Vocals, Guitar, and First Guitar Solo- Jason Nunnenkamp, Back-up Vocals, Bass- Wilson Carr, Drums and Percussion- John Duran, Rhodes keyboard- Gavin Tabone

The Hoax

Written By: Meagan Tubb

The Hoax

(Verse 1) I saw Mrs. Valentine ???Drinking on her sweet red wine ???She transfigured herself into a spider ???Drove my car down Zombie Road ???Lived to tell the tale about a boy I know ???Tried to turn me into a vampire ???I survived through twists of fate ???Perhaps sometimes I exaggerate ???But that don’t, it don’t make me a liar (Pre-Chorus) Oh now you’re telling me ???That it all was just a dream ???Well you can stick with your beliefs ???But I know.. Just what I seen (Chorus) Oooh… Ooh… Ooh… Oooh… Ooh… Ooh… Oooh… Ooh… Ooh… Oooh…Oh…Oh… Oh… Oh Oh-Oh (Verse 2) Walked into Walmart and caught a glance ???Of Elvis buying spandex pants ???He said polyester makes him perspire ???Was abducted to outer-space ???Just to save the human race ???I got away when I pulled a McGuyver ???I could have been filthy rich ???I found a lotto ticket lying in the ditch ???It had the winning numbers but I let them expire (Pre-Chorus) Oh now you’re telling me ???Shouldn’t let my imagination get the best of me ??Well you can say you don’t agree ??But I know… Just what I seen (Chorus repeat) (Banjo solo) (Pre-Chorus) Oh now you’re telling folks ???That it all was just a hoax ??Don’t you think I ought to know ??But I won’t give up my ghost (Chorus repeat twice) (Slide solo)

Vocals, Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar Solos-Meagan Tubb, Back-up Vocals, Banjo, Banjo Solos- Jason Nunnenkamp, Rhythm Guitar- Stephen Doster, Back-up Vocals, Bass- Wilson Carr, Drums & Percussion- John Duran, Piano- Gavin Tabone, Jews Harp- Kyle, Hand-claps- Everyone

The Key

Written By: Meagan Tubb

The Key

(Verse 1) The old faithful ways ??They have failed me today ??The sun is rising in a new direction ??Spoiling the plans that I’ve made ??Everything that I’ve learned ??It’s of no use right now ??I can’t expect to reap a return ??By always plowing over the same damn ground ??Momma Momma ??I’m just trying to get back to where I was before ??Just want to leave this world for a while without my feet touching the floor ??Whoa! (Chorus) Oh-whoa…. Give me the key ??That unlocks … A new way to be... (Verse 2) All of my evidence ??Is inconclusive today ??The clouds are shifting to a new location ??Just as I thought it would rain ??I could pick the perfect spot ??Still wouldn’t make a catch ??I could strike a million times ??But it still wouldn’t light this match ??Momma Momma ??I just want to explode without making a sound ??Just want to leave this world for a while without my feet touching the ground ??Whoa (Chorus) Oh-whoa. Give me the key ??That unlocks…. A new way to be...???Oh-whoa… Open my heart ??Shine… your light in the dark (guitar solos) (Chorus repeat) (Outro) Na na na na na… Na na na na na na…. Ooh-oo-oo-oo ooh (repeat)

Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, First Guitar Solo-Meagan Tubb, Back-up Vocals & Second Lead Guitar-Jason Nunnenkamp, Back-up Vocals & Bass-Wilson Carr, Drums & Percussion- John Duran, Organ- Gavin Tabone

Rock and Roll Seance

Written By: Meagan Tubb

Rock & Roll Séance

(Verse 1) Come you harvesters ??Of sacred verse ??Come and pick me when I’m ripe ??And all you weavers ??Of meter ??Show me the pages to recite ??Cast your shadow on the stage and you illuminate what is real ??Unlocked and thrown away your key now you’ve got nothin’ left to conceal (Chorus) Don’t you tell me rock and roll is dead cause I’ll tell you you’re wrong ??And if that mockingbird don’t sing we’re gonna have a séance ??(Verse 2) All you ministers ??Of Holy scripture ??Communing with the Lord ??And all you teachers ??Of make-believers ??Open minds and unlock hearts ??When you’re doing what you love then love is all you can feel ??When I do what I love don’t you think that I know that it’s real ??(Chorus repeat) (Guitar solo) (Outro) Free your…. Free yourself ??Free your…. Free yourself ??Free…. Your….

Vocals, Slide Guitar, Second Guitar Solo- Meagan Tubb, Back-up Vocals, Lap Steel, First Lap Steel Solo- Jason Nunnenkamp, Back-up Vocals, Bass- Wilson Carr, Drums & Percussion- John Duran, Organ- Gavin Tabone

First Day of School

Written By: Meagan Tubb

First Day of School

(Verse 1) Got my pens and paper ??Got my Wonder-Woman lunchbox ??Put my hair in pigtails ??Put on my brand-new shoes and socks ??And I know my first name is spelled ??M-E-A-G-A-N ??But it’s all right if you forget it ??Cause I’ll just spell it for you again (Chorus) My Momma said it’s all right to just be you ??My Momma said it’s okay it’s your first day of school ??My Momma said anyone that makes fun of you whoa they’re just a fool (Verse 2) I know all my colors ??And I know my A-B-C’s ??I don’t talk to strangers ??And I can count past fifty-three ??And I know to stop on red ??And I know to go on green ??But to color within the lines just will not seem to agree with me (Chorus) ? My Momma said it’s all right to just be you ??My Momma said it’s okay it’s your first day of school ??So you know that I was strange oh but it was cool (Guitar Solo) (Bridge) Red, yellow, green, and blue ??Over, under, around, and through ??Circle, square, triangle, and rhombus ??Winter, summer, spring, and fall ??Big and little short and tall ??Pack your bags everybody get on the bus… Beep! Beep! ?

Vocals, Guitar, First Guitar Solo- Meagan Tubb, Back-up Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Solo- Jason Nunnenkamp, Back-up Vocals, Bass- Wilson Carr, Drums & Percussion- John Duran, Organ- Gavin Tabone

Fly

Written By: Meagan Tubb

Fly

(Verse 1) Well it’s a great day to fly ??The sun is rising in the sky ??Yes it’s a fine time to dream ??Leave the contrail(ed) wake of your mistakes behind the wing….???Search for signs of life in the rooftops and parking lots ??Once upon a time only fallen angels were the ones who got caught ??Do you still think they believe when it takes them years to see ??But I can see them straight from here ??They don’t have nothing to fear… ??Maybe they’ll feel a little better ??In a day… ??Maybe they’ll learn how to live ??When they say… (Chorus) Fly ??Fly (Verse 2) Well it’s a great day to try ??To break the records bouncing off the satellites ??Yes it’s a fine time to wish ??On the star that shines behind the milky mist…. ??Listen for the sounds of the ghosts on the radio-waves ??Seems like long ago revelations happened every day ??Do you still think they can feel when it takes them time to heal ??But I can see them straight from here ??They don’t have nothing to fear… ??Maybe they’ll feel a little better ??In a day… ??Maybe they’ll learn how to live ??When they say… (Chorus) Fly ??Fly (Outro) Sha- la- la- la- la- la- la ??Sha- la- la- la- la- la- la ??Sha- la- la- la- la- la- la ??Sha-… la-… la

Vocals, Rhythm Guitar- Meagan Tubb, Back-up Vocals, Lead Guitar- Jason Nunnenkamp, Back-up Vocals, Bass- Wilson Carr, Drums & Percussion- John Duran, Piano- Gavin Tabone

Discography

Color Outside the Lines EP - 2005
Beautiful Noise- Winter 2008
Cast Your Shadow- Winter 2011

Set List

1. Color Outside The Lines
2. You Can't Have It Both Ways
3. Flower Of The Night
4. No Matter
5. Shame On You
6. An Argument With The Moon
7. A Rock And A Hard Place
8. Not Going To Get Me Today
9. Let Me Believe
10. Beautiful Noise
12. Suffocate
13. Swingin'
14. Isabella
15. Figure It Out
16. Corona's with Lime
17. Late Night Blues
18. At Least I Know Enough To Know I Love You
19. Bumblebee
20. Lost and Found
21. Let Me Be With You
22. Damsel In Distress
23. Rapture
24. Not That Good of a Man
25. Take The First Bite
26. Sunny Place For Shady People
27. Invocation
28. Fly
29. The Key
30. Giving Tree
31. Heartbreak #8
32. The Hoax
33. Damn Good Man
34. First Day of School
35. Rock and Roll Seance
36. Hand in Hand
37. Bad Omen
38. Bring Me To Life
39. Angel from Montgomery
40. Never Loved a Man
41. Fit Me Just Right
42. Act Like You Know
43. Negative Space