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The daughter of a two musicians, Canadian singer/songwriter Meaghan Smith grew up listening to a variety of older genres of music -- jazz and swing chief among them -- as well as contemporary sounds, which helped fuel her own eclectic compositions. Her debut EP, 2008's The Cricket's Quartet, found the songwriter embracing everything from jazzy torch songs to elements of hip-hop, and she promoted the disc while touring alongside k.d. lang in 2009. That same year, she placed songs on the TV shows One Tree Hill and Grey's Anatomy and worked with T Bone Burnett on a cover of the Pixies' "Here Comes Your Man," which wound up on the soundtrack to the film (500) Days of Summer. All that activity led up to the release of her debut album, The Cricket's Orchestra, which arrived in October 2009 on Sire Records.
Meaghan Smith is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist. While her independently recorded debut album, The Cricket's Orchestra was picked up by Sire Records/Warner Music Canada and released in early 2010, she received a great deal of exposure by contributing a cover of alternative rock group Pixies' "Here Comes Your Man" to the soundtrack of 2009's (500) Days of Summer, featuring her playing an Omnichord. At the Juno Awards of 2011, she won Best New Artist.
Early life 
Smith grew up in London, Ontario in a family of musicians; her mother a piano teacher and her father a bass player.