American pop, acoustic, folk and bluegrass band Blue Merle was active from 2003 till 2006. The band was founded in Nashville, Tennessee by Luke Reynolds and Jason Oettel. Their friend offered them spare time in the studio where they could make some recording and accepted this offer. During their first recordings, the President of Sony Publishing caught an eye on them and offered a deal. The twosome invited their friends to play with them and the line-up was completed. The other musicians were Luke Bulla – fiddle, William Ellis – drums and Beau Stapleton – mandolin. The band released their debut and the only album Burning in the Sun in 2005. The album peaked at number 8 on the Heatseekers chart and allowed the band to play at the Lollapalooza festival in 2005. You can download Blue Merle’s album in mp3 from our site.