Meghan Cary didn’t mean to be a musician. But when her fiancé unexpectedly died, she picked up his guitar, figured out how to play it, and wrote her debut record, earning her Billboard Magazine’s esteemed Critic’s Choice Award. “I wrote my grief into music and sang my way out of the abyss. I keep making music to help others connect with their own stories and find their joy.” Cary continues to share the healing power of music with the community that has rallied around her message of hope and being heard, and the title track of her latest album SING LOUDER debuted on the US/International Folk DJ Radio at #2, with the entire album coming in at #6.
With masterful storytelling and award-winning songs, Cary engages audiences on a powerfully personal level, inviting them in and leading them through an experience that has been called healing, inspiring and outrageously joyful. A frequent performer at such venerable festivals as Philadelphia Folk Festival, Spring Gulch, Huntington, DelMarVa Folk Festival, and music venues around the country, Cary's message of unity and the power of raising our voices together infuses every show, and her song, “Sing Louder”, has become an anthem for the music-loving community. Her smoky voice, emotional singing, and vulnerable writing garner favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge, Brandi Carlisle, and even Bruce Springsteen.
Cary released her first book, Sing Louder: The Stories Behind the Songs, on International Women’s Day 2019, and is currently partnering with Vision 2020 to create a music video and documentary inspired by her song, “River Rock” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment giving women the right to raise their voices and be heard.
Raised in Hershey, PA, Cary studied math and chemistry at Duke University, with plans of becoming a doctor. She made an about-face at school, ultimately earning her B.A. in drama before going on to obtain her M.F.A. in acting at FSU’s Asolo Conservatory for Acting. A professional actor and playwright with a successful career in theatre, television and radio, Cary has written and preforms a one-woman show, On the Way to the Waterfall, and is currently collaborating on a Broadway-bound musical. Cary brings her extensive on-stage experience to her performance masterclass, “Own the Stage” to help other artists discover the same freedom, confidence and joy she finds on the stage.
As a musician/actor/writer/coach and the mother of two school age children, Meghan speaks to the subject of life balance with grace and a healthy dose of humor. “As soon as I think I have my story written, someone comes along and changes the setting...or the charactors…or the plot. Usually all three. My mantra: 'If you don't know the words...Sing Louder!'”
SUPPORT THE RIVER ROCK PROJECT
At the heart of the River Rock Project is the women's empowerment anthem "River Rock". Fueling the project is a powerhouse team of women bringing their unique talents (in film making, project management, public relations, music, and more) together to celebrate the tenacious women who won us our right to vote 100 years ago, and galvanize women to get out the vote.
Thank you for supporting us in our effort to amplify women's voices!
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Why invest in
The River Rock Project?
Using music to inspire, educate and motivate people to action, The River Rock Project aligns participants and sponsors with a positive message: women’s empowerment, the power of raising our voices, and gender equality. In this, the Year of the Woman, nationwide programs are shining a spotlight on women: those who have made a difference in our world, as well as the inequalities that still present roadblocks today. Now more than ever, consumers are aligned with these causes.
Current studies show that over 90% of consumers will choose one brand over another just because of a cause they represent or support. According to the Edelman 2018 Earned Brand Study, one out of two consumers are belief-driven buyers. Or as Edelman puts it, “buying on belief is now the new normal.” We think amplifying the powerful voices of all women is a belief that we want to buy.
The River Rock Project is an independent, passion-driven project. With very little start-up capital, a team of driven and capable makers and dreamers have assembled modest funds, a vision and plan: now, we need further investment to hire the women and the additional equipment to make it happen.
Below are some of the potential investment benefits for our partners. Customized opportunities specific to your needs are welcome!
Key Contributor ($5,000)
Naming rights | Featured in credits of both videos | Access to all content | Credit on Project Website & Social properties | Email campaign
Category Sponsor ($7,500)
As above, with: Premium credit placement and recognition as Producer in both videos | Premium credit placement on Project Website | Dedicated Social Media recognition plan | Access to Meghan Cary for on-site Key-Note Speaker, Concert, or other promotion
National Sponsor ($15,000)
As above, with: Exclusive premium credit placement (full screen) in both videos and recognition as Executive Producer | Exclusive preview & distribution access to content | Featured in Press Release | Opportunity to have an interview with a representative of your organization featured in content | Dedicated email and promotion featuring partnership with your organization
Opportunities are subject to availability and production deadlines.
BE A BEDROCK
Raise your voice
to honor a River Rock in your life!
Passionate individuals or families who want to support the River Rock Project and empower the voices of women can join our Bedrock Program, and be recognized as a Bedrock Producer of the Anthem Video.
Bedrocks are a cornerstone of the River Rock Project, and will be featured on the River Rock Wall on the website complete with a digital “dedication stone.” Bedrocks can also choose to honor a River Rock in their life with a photo and story, or even have Meghan write and sing a song created just for them!
Be A Bedrock ($1,000)
See your name as a Bedrock Producer in the River Rock Anthem video and the River Rock Wall
Honor Your Rock ($2,500)
Celebrate your River Rock with a biographical digital dedication "stone" on the River Rock Wall
Sing Them A Song ($5,000)
Meghan Cary will write and sing a song for a River Rock in your life