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Celebrate the New

Photo by Brittany Kaleka

Join the X this week for the timeless sounds of the very young and new Megan Nash, plus four poems for a new season from the wise beyond his years Dave Margoshes,




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 Megan Nash flirts with folk and punches pop in the face while wrangling soul-tinged roots. Raised in rural Saskatchewan, Nash spent her childhood singing along to Reba McEntire and listening to her mother's hits of the 80's compact disc collection. In her late teens she bought a guitar and started to write songs. Performing, writing and singing quickly became her passion.

 Megan Nash has been performing for four years.She was commissioned by SaskTel to co-write the new Saskatchewan Roughrider song "Ride On". She released a full length album in the fall of 2011 produced by David j Taylor at Twisted Pair ProductionsPerformed in Vancouver at the Riderville Pavilion during the 2011 Grey Cup celebrations.Her songs have been featured on radio stations throughout the Golden West Radio Network and the CBC. Toured Saskatchewan and Alberta (Craven Country Jamboree, Mae Wilson Theatre, Songs for Supper 1, 4 and 5, Telemiracle, etc.)Performed at the grand opening of Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw.

Today's concert is from a gig where Megan was the opening act for David. j.Taylor's CD launch concert, which coincidentally was held at the CBC Galleria in Regina. Here's some press about Megan:


"Her voice has an ageless quality to it that could place her anywhere between 21 to 55." -Gull Lake Advance.

"Now with a released CD to her credit, and a work ethic that will keep her focused, the future looks bright for Megan Nash" - Joyce Walter for Moose Jaw Express

"Her stage presence is brimming with charisma and audiences always have fun when Megan is performing." - Rural History and Culture Association.




Dave Margoshes is a Saskatchewan writer whose stories and poems have appeared widely in Canadian literary magazines and anthologies. He's published over a dozen books, including five collections of poetry - the most recent, Dimensions of an Orchard, won the Anne Szumigalski Poetry Prize at the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Awards. His new story collection, A Book of Great Worth, has just been published by Coteau Books.


Here's another poem of Dave's that he published on line (Every Writers' Resource)  that I especially like:


Things we know

by Dave Margoshes

Everybody knows the man in the moon

is blue cheese, that dogs keep the sun at bay

in winter, that fireflies are the souls

of the dearly departed, flickering through

the transparent evening for honey. We know

the danger of the frozen swing to the tongue,

the heartbreak of the grosbeak legging it north

in early spring drunk on forgotten apples, we've all

heard our mothers' admonitions

about clean underwear and dirty thoughts, there's

no shortage of certainty and conviction. Still,

when you turn to me as you do now, I hesitate,

all that gossamer wisdom no help at all,

no damned help at all.