August has been full! For the third year in a row I enjoyed The Glen Workshop in Santa Fe and the songwriting workshop with Over the Rhine. Divide and Conquer wrote a helpful review of my EP: https://www.divideandconquermusic.com/indie-music-album-reviews/mearlan-hither-yon
Now back to gigging and creating! Please come out and see me or take time to write a review of the EP.
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 on 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 Mearlan's work after college. He led church music, conferences, camps, and once even led songs from the front of a train climbing Pikes Peak. Mearlan kept writing his own songs and formed an occasional band with friends.
These days Mearlan teaches music during the day at a charter school and plays shows at night wherever he can land a gig.