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Oct. 7, 2010 Volume 31, No. 7

Roots ‘n Blues — and MU, too

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Megan Boyer belts out a tune during the Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ Festival Oct. 2 at the KOPN Community Stage in Flat Branch Park in downtown Columbia.

Boyer, an advisor in the MU Honors College, formed the Megan Boyer Band in November 2007 with guitarist Jimmy Steffan, a veteran of the mid-Missouri blues scene. Since then, the six-piece band has won the MoBlues Society Blues Blast and was a semi-finalists at the 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Known for traditional blues as well as contemporary roots music, Boyer and the band have opened in local venues for such well-known blues artists as Tab Benoit, Janiva Magness and Cedrick Burnside.

In 2009, the Megan Boyer Band released a self-produced CD, “That’s What My Baby Likes.”