2016 Music Minister
Music Minister MEGON MCDONOUGH was born in Crystal Lake, Ill., to an Irish-Catholic family with nine theatrically-inspired children, and was inspired to play the guitar and sing after watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. She wrote her first song at age 11. By the age of 17, she was opening for John Denver, Steve Martin and Harry Chapin. She has performed on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Cellar Door.
Megon is best known for her work as an inaugural member of the folk group The Four Bitchin’ Babes, which allowed her wit and folk sensibilities to comment on the ups and downs of everyday life. To date, Megon has 13 solo albums to her credit, and is best known for her song “Amazing Things.” Megon classifies her music as folk/cabaret, citing her love of theater and jazz as the reason for the mix. In addition to her singing career, Megon has also had an acclaimed acting career. She received rave reviews for playing Patsy Cline in “Always Patsy Cline,” has appeared in Pump Boys and Dinettes and was recently seen in “Forever Prine” at the Viaduct Theater in Chicago. Megon lives in Wilmette, IL, and currently serves as the Director of Music for the Unity Northwest Church in Des Plaines, IL. She has participated in Posipalooza events and collaborates with the likes of Daniel Nahmod, Jana Stanfield and others in the New Thought music movement.
Some of Megon’s Work