=6 feet of flesh around a pair of vocal cords=
Megan Lynch has performed in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than two decades now. LA’s punk movement, Channel 52, and Folk Roots magazine all short-circuited her neurons such that she can go from singing a Kurt Weill art song one moment to singing ‘Rawhide’ in Swedish the next. She uses a full palette of thrums, yelps, croons, yodels, growls and ululations in order to paint the picture called for by the song. She is equally at home singing her original compositions, Tin Pan Alley, rock, pop, country, blues, light opera, and various world musics.
Now she’s released her debut album, Songs the Brothers Warner Taught Me, interpreting Jazz Age tunes featured in the classic Warner Brothers cartoons of Bugs Bunny and others. Backed by two members of R. Crumb’s legendary Cheap Suit Serenaders, Tony Marcus and Robert Armstrong, Megan wraps her big, rich, sassy, swinging mezzo around these merry melodies, spinning them far beyond the versions we know by Daffy Duck and Michigan J. Frog. It’s both a fascinating work of musical scholarship and an absolute blast.