Nashville-based drummer Megan Jane brings a simple stylistic philosophy to her playing – “less is more.” Since moving to Nashville, Megan has played drums live and in the studio with several artists (Sonia Leigh, Daphne Willis, Fiona Culley, David Borne, Hailey Steele, Steve Grand, Hannah Dasher and others). She had the opportunity to sit in on auxiliary percussion with Dr. John at the Americana Music Awards and has appeared as a drummer on the ABC television show “Nashville”. Megan has experience playing all sizes of show and stage – she has opened for artists ranging from Chris Young to DEVO and has played on larger stages at CMA Festival (e.g. BMI tailgate stage at Nissan Stadium, Riverfront Stage), main stage at major festivals (Country Thunder, Country Jam, etc.) and large arenas (Indiana State University).
Megan has also been involved with several projects as a studio musician including working with Grammy award winning Sony producer Josh Monroy (Ludacris, Quincy Jones) on various projects. She has recently recorded for Nashville-based Fiona Culley, Wild Ponies, Ellen Angelico and Amelia White, as well as London-based Worry Dolls. Megan also recorded drums for artist Steve Grand on his original song “Run” as well as his cover of the Elton John classic “Bennie and the Jets”.
Born in Virginia sporting a full head of hair, Megan – who now rocks an even more fabulous full head of hair - began playing both drums and guitar in high school. She credits several vastly different artists such as Kathy Mattea, Alanis Morissette and Led Zeppelin as her inspirations for getting involved with music. After attending Berklee College of Music for two years, Megan moved to Southern California and began getting as much experience playing live and working with varied artists as possible. She decided to make the move to Nashville in order to gain more opportunities in her musical career.