Austin folk-rocker Meg Hentges kicks out hard-edged songs that fall uncomfortably into the netherworld between rock and folk. She shares the field with women like Ani DiFranco and Suzanne Vega, but has created her own voice. Hentges’ songs are potent, personal messages, without becoming whiny or manipulative. Hentges’ songwriting provide smash mouth lyrics wrapped around inventive musical arrangement that keep the album hopping. In a genre awash with faceless clones, Meg Hentges stands tall as an individual that needs to be heard.
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