Bonnaroo Artist | Meghan Tonjes
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Sunday | New Music On Tap Lounge | 1:20pm
Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup. In addition to main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the next month or so, we’re adding a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage bands some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day…
We’ve come to the end (again) my friends. Barring any incredibly last minute changes, this will be our last Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day preview for 2014, and a late addition at that. Raised in Michigan and now residing in Los Angeles, Meghan Tonjes is an accomplished singer, songwriter, vlogger, YouTube personality, and proponent for social activism. Meghan first rose to recognition with a positive and uplifting plea for social change, a video called “I AM FAT,” made rounds online. Tonjes subsequently founded a collaboration channel for like-minded plus-sized activists pushing for social dialogue and positive discourse, and wound up as a guest on Ellen as part of the “It Gets Better” campaign, where she also had an opportunity to share her music.
As a performer, Meghan benefited from the internet’s love of cover songs and interactivity, tackling everything from Maroon 5 to Bon Iver and captivating fans through a different medium. Her originals, which adopt a captivating singer-songwriter style, are just as enchanting. Tonjes has a true gift for crafting incredibly personal, honest songs which still maintain an air of relate-ability, and has found fans in the likes of Perez Hilton and Ellen Degeneres. She may be a late addition to Bonnaroo, but she’s certainly worthy of its lineup.
LISTEN | “Two By Two”
WATCH | “Undone” (Official Music Video)