The Cracks & The Crevices :: My Wife’s Heart Beats Again

July 17, 2012 | Family

When my wife, Meghan, and I got married she was a single mother with one boy. I had two boys. Within a year of marriage our honeymoon baby, Hawke Danger, brought the count to four boys in the new home we were building together. To say that we hit the ground running is an understatement. That honeymoon I speak of was on the West Coast where Meg was touring to support her second full length release, Songs To Sail By. Needless to say that the addition of Hawke to our house brought the life of the touring musician to an end.

Meg walked away from music for darn near three years to focus on our home and our crazy life. Music is to Meg what photography is to me. It’s been hard to watch my wife bury her dreams and her talent; but she’s done such a damn fine job running our household, putting up with my crap, and being a kick ass wife and mother.

At the end of last year, and into this year, she slowly began approaching her piano again. Small little melodies began to trickle out. Then more music came out. Then words started being applied to these “song babies” as she calls them. Here we are now with her new EP, The Cracks & The Crevices, being released today and I couldn’t be more proud of her.

Now, you may be thinking that of course I love her music. She’s my wife! Honest to God, I was a fan of her music before I ever even met her. I first heard her performing a few years before I met her in person. So… Yeah. I’ve been a fan of hers for awhile. :)

Her new EP can be found here for free.99. It can also be found on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Please feel free to grab it and share with friends. The next EP is slated for release in October. We hope you enjoy it.

Cheers, Zack




Discussion

  • Travis Alex said on July 17, 2012

    Holy cow! This blog post is a gem.

    I agree, Your wife is quite talented. I’m glad she decided to pick her music back up and you decided to share with us today.

  • Karla Collegeman said on July 17, 2012

    I got Meghan’s CD when I purchased the One Light DVD, and you have no idea who I’ve enjoyed it, and this new EP, simply awesome!!! You too are great!

  • Oli said on July 17, 2012

    Talented lady, lucky fella. Must be awesome seeing this bloom.

  • Josh Ashdown said on July 17, 2012

    Cool! I will have to check it out. Congratulations Meg…I’m glad you get to follow your passion again.

  • Aileen said on July 17, 2012

    Meg is awesome. And so is her husband. Love this. And bought her EP last week on iTunes. Incredible. Everyone should go out and get it. Today.

  • Connie Anderson said on July 17, 2012

    Wow, love her tone. Thanks for sharing her talent with us!!

  • David said on July 17, 2012

    I’d say you’re both very luck, but that’d be wrong – you’ve earn it! Just downloaded album and enjoying already. Very unique voice.

  • Clay said on July 17, 2012

    I’ve downloaded it, and I’m listening to it as I type this. You are both amazing artists. Thank you for sharing!

    Cheers.

  • Paul said on July 17, 2012

    Meg:
    Congratulations Meg, the new EP sounds great.

    Just in case people miss it, along with downloading the EP you must read Meg’s blog post (http://meghanarias.com/music-for-my-mother/).

    Zack:
    Reading your post reminds me of the John Cusack film High Fidelity and this particular conversation –

    Barry: I wanna date a musician.
    Rob Gordon: I wanna live with a musician. She’d write songs at home and ask me what I thought of them, and maybe even include one of our little private jokes in the liner notes.
    Barry: Maybe a little picture of me in the liner notes.
    Dick: Just in the background somewhere

    You’re a lucky man. Enjoy the rest of your time in Hong Kong!

  • murat said on July 17, 2012

    great to hear that meg is getting back to her passion. it is very challenging to stay dry that long…
    great music meg!! really like it, and has just become my new post-process music immediately :)

  • Libby said on July 17, 2012

    Lovely arrangement. Congrats Meg and the best to all of you on this achievement.

  • Rick Head said on July 17, 2012

    Excellent!

  • Mike Cooke said on July 17, 2012

    Just started listening to the track “bullshop”. Holy crap dude, your wife has some pipes! Really digging her sound, getting me pumped for my day. Thanks for the great music, give Meg my thanks as well.

  • Ryan Meakins said on July 17, 2012

    Truly beautiful tone of voice, thank you for the free EP – i’ll be sure to spread the word.

  • Aurora said on July 17, 2012

    Very cool! You weren’t kidding. Her music is really good. Thanks for sharing her talent with us.

  • tb said on July 17, 2012

    Wow. Gorgeous voice, beautiful music and elegant and poignant words (‘Music for my Mother’) on her website. So glad I saw this today :)

  • Keri said on July 17, 2012

    Wow, that’s a cracking EP, what a talented family you guys are !

    You need to go on Chase Jarvis Live again, but instead of Meg looking after the kids i think it’s your turn Zack, she can be the star of the show – actually you should both go on so you’ll have to take it in turns at baby sitting :-)

  • Mac said on July 17, 2012

    Congratulations and thanks to Meghan for a very fine EP!

  • Roger Overall said on July 17, 2012

    Hey Meghan,

    Really lovely stuff. Great post-production and/or studio music.

    You have to wonder what your kids are going to end up doing with such parents :-)

    Meanwhile, best wishes for your music.

    Roger

  • Steve Coombs said on July 17, 2012

    Wow! Great music! Love it! Tell Meghan she definitely has a new fan here!!!

  • Doug Cloud said on July 17, 2012

    Totally amazing, I love the flow of the song!

    Meghan is very talented and no doubt she will go far.

  • Vic Román said on July 17, 2012

    Funny, I was a fan of hers before I was a fan of you.

  • Jason said on July 17, 2012

    Really enjoying her music!

    AWWW track 2 is about you Zack!

  • Andrew said on July 17, 2012

    Meghan’s music is good, very good. Melodic and uplifting. The title is well thought out and I’m enjoying listening to it (all the more so for having followed you, Zack, on the web and feeling like I know your story). Bought the EP on Itunes.

    The big question is. If she a big hit, will you give up your passion for 4 years for her?

  • Zack said on July 17, 2012

    @Andrew – I most certainly would.

    Cheers,
    Zack

  • Dominique said on July 18, 2012

    Love it! Love it! Love it!

    The big question is: Who will be the lucky photograph to shoot Meghan’s album cover?! ;-)

  • Lisa B said on July 18, 2012

    Love it! Love you both.. your originals.. Thankful for that!

  • Laura Cee said on July 18, 2012

    love it!! Love the support you both have for one another, very inspiring.

  • Jim Clark said on July 18, 2012

    listening right now sounds great love your voice

  • Toby Fairchild said on July 18, 2012

    Just bought the EP on iTunes. Couldn’t be happier. I’m a long time reader of the blog. I’m a photography enthusiast but I am a full time musician and have been making a living as a musician for the last 25 years. I am very impressed with Meghan’s talent and I am enjoying the tracks. Bullshop is my new favorite song and at the top of my ipod. Thanks for posting this on your blog and I will be telling everyone I can about this music. Congratulations.

  • Joseph Ebrada said on July 18, 2012

    Great music…..more than words can say! Congratulations Meg for this great EP!

  • Tory Garcia said on July 18, 2012

    Thanks for sharing Zack. Heading over to snag that right now. Is there anywhere I can get the song from the transform video? She was the creator of that grade A ambiance, correct?

  • Ryan said on July 18, 2012

    F%&* free99…If Meghan’s music isn’t worth 4 bucks of my money I don’t know what is. Purchased on iTunes.

  • Meg said on July 18, 2012

    Tory,

    You can actually download that song here:

    http://meghanarias.com/for-der-fotograf-2/

  • Glyn Dewis said on July 18, 2012

    Went over to Spotify straight away to listen to the EP and…WOW!!! Great to hear Meg back!!!
    I still have ‘Songs to Sail by’ in my car for when I drive to shoots; listening to it before a shoot is almost ritualistic because it reminds me so much of the time when I ‘got it’…when photography suddenly made sense.

    Best wishes to you & thanks,
    Glyn

  • Girish said on July 18, 2012

    Wives are a precious gift to crazy people like us ;) .. she has an awesome voice and the music is great..too

    Good wishes to her & keep creating such awesome music

    Girish

  • nate parker said on July 18, 2012

    Nice- that didn’t suck at all. I went to Berklee and have critiqued a lot of music and I’m like “Rock on Meg!”
    That’s a creative family all around me thinks.

  • Johannes said on July 18, 2012

    OMG! Love her music! Good for her… J

  • Scott Nicolas said on July 19, 2012

    Awesome! Your wife is very talented!

  • chrisdavid42 said on July 19, 2012

    Do not download the free MP3s. Buy them so Meg will keep making awesome music! I’m super stoked to see new music from you Meg! Keep it up!

  • Clyde said on July 19, 2012

    You’re awsome Meg! Much more awsome knowing this was all put on hold for your family…

  • Clyde said on July 19, 2012

    ….and much more impressive is seeing how you can create beautiful music while running a household of 4+1 boys!

  • Harv said on July 19, 2012

    Good luck to you Meg.
    As Steve Jobs said “have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
    I hope it all works out.

  • Rob said on July 19, 2012

    Fantastic!

  • Wally said on July 19, 2012

    All that talent between you two…wow. I have quietly enjoyed your blog and freakin love the tunes.

  • Matt said on July 19, 2012

    Congratulations Meg!
    Excellent work – for those who haven’t already – go pick it up in iTunes.

  • Irina Smirnova said on July 19, 2012

    This is AMAZING music! I had no idea, thank you for telling me/us!! Totally buying on itunes NOW

  • Marc said on July 19, 2012

    Way too talented this family :)
    Wonder which talented music photographer shoot her promo-material ?

    Cheers,

    Marc

  • TrP said on July 20, 2012

    Wow, Meghan & Zack. Sounds great! I wish you all much blessings and success on your musical journey.

  • nicholas gonzalez said on July 20, 2012

    Meghan: I didn’t download the EP because Zack is your husband (though I’m glad he recommended it); After hearing it, I PURCHASED it. It is beautiful, moving work.

  • CHad Pennongton said on July 20, 2012

    NO FREEE FOR ME – I purchase what I love

    and this is CRACK, I love it

    PS , I don’t use crack – lol

  • Ivan Boden said on July 21, 2012

    I just listened to the track and I’m really impressed!
    So much talent in your family! Fantastic!

    I wish you all much continued success!

  • Michael Daniels said on July 23, 2012

    Love it. I love Meg’s vocal style. I’ll head to iTunes to purchase tonight. Funny story – I accidentally got two copies of Unrequited going at the same time where they were just about 1/8 beat apart. I kept thinking, “what a weird song.” Nope just me. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Rex Gigout said on July 23, 2012

    I bought the EP through itunes. Thanks, both of y’all!

  • Cali said on July 23, 2012

    Lovely song MEG!

  • Rex gigout said on July 24, 2012

    Wow! I just listened with my Bose headset. Truly a lovely voice!

  • Tom Shue said on July 25, 2012

    WOW, Meg you are incredible. I love your music!

  • BigBear said on July 29, 2012

    Very amazing music! I love it. I am a chinese. Zack, I learn a lot from you onelight tearching vedio,thanks.

  • Simon said on July 31, 2012

    Great voice, great song, great family! x

  • Saadia said on July 31, 2012

    Zack

    I been a big fan of yours since I took your one light workshop this year in march. Now I follow your blogs religiously. Looking forward to seeing you in Dubai again real soon (please please please come). I am so tempted to say things like “Will work for free, drive you where-every you want to go, feed you, carry your equipment etc etc etc” :) but I won’t. Megan’s voice is absolutely amazing as well. I read your posts about her but didn’t realize how talented she is until i hit that play button. Just incredible.!!

  • Michael Meinhardt said on August 3, 2012

    Just completed a purchase on iTunes.

    Good luck Meghan! :)

  • Carrie said on August 4, 2012

    Wow, truly lovely! Meghan words touched my heart……..

  • Ian Bail said on August 7, 2012

    Lovely work Meg – thanks for sharing. It’s on repeat on most ipods in the house, including the 13 year old’s – you’re a hit !

  • Arno said on August 15, 2012

    Big props to Meg, an amazing voice and great lyric. Been listening a while now!

  • andrew said on August 15, 2012

    fantastic music meghan, as a songwriter and photographer you 2 just blow me away with your talent, keep it up guys, got the fuji x 1 after your enthusiasm, absolutely love it, big hugs from Bath, UK

  • JW Stovall said on August 23, 2012

    Really great music. Megan has a fantastic voice. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Andrew said on August 26, 2012

    Great music! You are both very talented. So when are you going to shoot a video?

  • Gabriele Lopez fotografo said on September 1, 2012

    Hi, it really sounds great!
    I’m so pleased to read such a story of passion and talent that comes out again…I can feel the dedication between both of you and your life together between the lines, and that’s even more fascinating..thanks

  • AJ Dexter said on September 10, 2012

    Your wife is really talented. Thanks so much for sharing her work. I’ll share it alike as well to spread the word.

  • Daniel said on September 19, 2012

    Very lovely! She has an amazing voice and is quite the lyricist! Sidenote: in my minds eye, you are singing the harmony vocals… I just can’t imagine it any other way!

  • JB said on September 30, 2012

    I was loving the music and the the horns kicked in and I melted… A sucker for a good voice and horns. Well done Meg! You ROCK!

  • David Nightingale said on October 11, 2012

    Fantastic, it’s great to hear her again :)

  • Gregory Edwards said on October 26, 2012

    Great tune! Time for a Black Cab Session.

  • SuthernGirl said on November 1, 2012

    Amazing stuff from both of you! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • corey sleap said on November 27, 2012

    Man i have no kids you so lucky!




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