Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Meghan Cary’s music-career debut was an unintentional triumph. In 1998 she won Billboard Magazine’s esteemed Critic’s Choice for Best Newcomer for her first album New Shoes. Up till then she was a theatre actress with over 100 credits for her work in the U.S. and Europe and she had a successful voiceover career. When her fiancé Matthew Black unexpectedly died, she picked up his guitar and cathartically wrote her debut, followed by two other albums (which got raves from Global Muse and KozmicBlues.net), and dove into a successful folk-circuit music career with an ambitious D.I.Y. touring schedule. Her smoky voice, emotionally-dynamic singing, and vulnerable writing garnered favorable comparisons to Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin, Indigo Girls, and Stevie Nicks. At a gig at CBGB’s Gallery Meghan met her husband who was in the opening band. The two married, relocated, and had two children. Initially Meghan tucked away her music career, worrying it would interfere with being a devoted mother, but as the journey of motherhood unfolded she realized being a good mother meant being a complete person and began to understand what an enriching symbiotic relationship music and motherhood could have. On January 31st, 2012 Meghan Cary releases her first album in 6 years, the slinky and aptly titled, Building This House. Her fourth album chronicles her rebuilding her life up from her painful past to her current joyous present, being happily married with two children.