Megan Burtt & The Cure for Love


Megan Burtt was born and bred in Denver, CO.  “I’ve always written songs,” she says. “I took piano lessons when I was young, but when I picked up my dad’s old classical guitar, things took off.”  Inspired by Joni Mitchell’s Blue, Burtt taught herself to play, dreaming of a musical career. “I didn’t know any girls who played music, but Blue, Bonnie Raitt’s Nick of Time and the women on the MTV videos I saw, let me know it was possible.”

Burtt attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston. There she made two EPs she calls her “practice records.” “As soon as I met other musicians, I put together a band and started playing”. We took every gig we could get. I loved being on stage with such talented players. It developed my ear, made my guitar playing more solid and made me a confident bandleader and performer.”

When she graduated from Berklee, Burtt moved to Mississippi to investigate the roots of American blues music. While there, she contracted a potentially fatal disease, but she never stopped singing or performing, and eventually found her way to full recovery. She played music in Vietnam for a couple of months, then returned to the States to record It Ain’t Love, a 12 song collection she made with the friends that still make up the backbone of her recording band  – Louis Cato, guitarist Adam Tressler and James Williams. One of the songs on the album, “Waiting for June,” won Best Song at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival and the 2011 Kerrville New Folk Competition.

In 2013, Burtt began writing and pre-production on the songs that would become The Bargain, produced by Louis Cato (Bobby McFerrin, Marcus Miller, Snarky Puppy, Mariah Carey) a talented multi-instrumentalist, and long time member of Burtt’s backing band.

After two years of careful production, The Bargain arrives on August 25th, 2015 to show off Cato’s creative production and Burtt’s bold vocals. “It’s more honest and evolved than my first album,” Burtt says. “I’m beyond excited to start sharing these songs with my fans. I’m tying a bow around this album, knowing that I put everything I had to give into it.”

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Career Highlights

Megan Burtt has shared the stage with artists such as, Colorado Symphony, John Oats, Braddigan (of Dispatch), Katie Herzig, Glenn Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket), Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra), Diane Birch, Peter Mulvey, Willy Porter, Karla Bonoff  among others….

Noteworthy Venues performed : 

Red Rocks Amphitheater

Boettcher Hall

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Rocky Mountain Folk Festival

Kerrville Folk Festival


2015 – WINNER, Westword Music Awards Best Singer/Songwriter

2014 – Finalist, Songwriter Serenade

2011WINNER Southwest Region Mountain New Song Competition

2011WINNER, Kerrville NewFolk Competition

2011 – WINNER May 2011 Fan-Voted Best Female Singer/Songwriter

2011 – Finalist, Great American Song Contest

2010WINNER, Rocky Mtn. Folk Festival

2009 Honorable Mention, Rocky Mtn. Folk Festival

2008 – Finalist, Telluride Bluegrass Troubador Competition