Each week our local paper features local talent and I was the featured artist for Take 10 on October 6. Check out the performance/interview here: http://gazette.com/take-10-mearlan-performs-his-folkrock-musical-wizardy-for-you/article/1612532
Mearlan is not a Celtic wizard, but rather a singer/songwriter from Colorado Springs. A passionate singer, writer and guitar player, Mearlan delivers his original songs interwoven with surprising covers that guarantee a smile to your face and an ache in your heart. This is his brand of magic.
Mearlan grew up as latch-key kid in Aurora, Colorado. His babysitter through the early eighties was MTV and she inspired his visions of cool. He was not cool. Tall and clumsy, He stumbled through adolescence attempting to reconcile his Christian faith with rock and roll, fantasy novels, and girls.
Around the age of fifteen he picked up a guitar and started banging out his own songs, singing them against the walls of his bedroom as if life depended on it. Maybe it did. A friend encouraged him to lead songs at church where he would strum unplugged on the stage until he could blend a bit. Music became a vital part of Marcus' pastoral calling after college. He led worship bands for congregations, conferences, camps, and once even led songs from the front of a train climbing Pikes Peak. Marcus kept writing his own songs and even formed an occasional band with friends.
As director of the Anselm Society Arts Guild he is being shaped by writers, painters, poets, visual artists, classical musicians, and other songwriters.