Megan Jean describes herself as a “hard-touring, foot-stompin’, guitar beatin, upright lickin, washboard scratchin,’ banjo pickin’ madness with a voice like the devil herself.” Her band, Megan Jean and the KFB, is a Charleston-based duo that from their description probably falls into the “Steampunk” music category. They play gypsy, circus, americana, and the avant-garde style music. Their Dragon*Con profile offers a nice little summary of their journey: NYC refugees who fled the city to settle in the Southeast, where they are now part of Charleston’s burgeoning music scene (I need to visit Charleston for serious y’all). At first listen, their music is a little bluesier than some of the other “Steampunk” stuff I’ve heard at Con/during this band profile journey:
That’s the song that’s going to be featured in the PBS documentary in which the band is involved.
Not sure I like that song quite as much as the first one.
Or that one, for that matter–for a bit I thought it was a man singing but then I realized that Megan Jean has a very k.d. lang voice.
Check out the stand-up bass!
So if Dragon*Con were to have a blues band I’d say this would be it.
–NYC refugees, fled to the south.
–Steampunk via the blues.
–Stand up bass!
No thumbs–honestly this band didn’t make much of an impression on me, and in terms of female-fronted Steampunk bands I think I prefer Frenchy and the Punk.