Megan Burtt and the Cure for Love are an indie pop band out of Denver, Colorado and are currently on tour throughout the northwest. We caught up with the tour during a stop at the Slate Creek Brewing Company in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
I had the distinct pleasure of writing their artist profile when I was working with AXS.com. I first met Burtt when I was covering the Durango Songwriters Conference a few years back, and have always enjoyed her music and her philosophy on life.
It was a perfect night for music. The stage was set up in the back parking lot, and the venue, famous for its local brews, was packed as the first notes emanated from Burtt’s guitar. She was joined by her partner-in-crime, Justin Peterson for this intimate performance, and the combination proved to be the perfect remedy for the hot summer night.
The harmonies between Burtt and Peterson are the stuff of legends, as they beautifully blended both their voices and instruments into a love song to the universe. Their voices are uniquely suited for those harmonies, and their dual guitars created the perfect melody for the songs that Burtt has so lovingly created.
Even with just the two of them, Burtt and Peterson evoke more emotion and deliver more musical punch than a whole stage full of musicians. Burtt writes songs that speak of real life, and draw the listeners into the mix with every note and word. She is living proof of why some of today’s best music is coming from the indie side of the house.
Burtt turned in two sets before darkness and the venue’s closing bade her goodbye. She kept the audience, which included her aunt and friends from the local area, in total awe and amazement as they sipped their brews and ciders, and carried on muted conversations. Burtt’s music was the perfect backdrop to this amazing and relaxing summer night. She even did a request for me and played the perfectly lovely “Fast as I Go,” which I simply adore, as the final song of her first set.
The tour continues until August 7, with stops at the Mississippi Sound Studios in Portland, Oregon on July 30; at Whirled Pies in Eugene, Oregon on July 31; at the Axe & Fiddle in Cottage Grove, Oregon on August 1; at the world famous Hotel Utah in San Francisco on August 3; the Bay of Pines in Monterey, California on August 4; at Hopmonk in Sebastopol, California on August 5 and Alleged in Ogden, Utah on August 6 before closing out at the Crested Butte Arts Festival in Crested Butte, Colorado on August 7.
Thanks to Chelle Stipe of Chelle-S Imaging for the photographs.