The Merle was a band born at Warren Wilson College, and was first known as simply ‘Merle’. The original lineup was
Chris Yountz, Jamie Stirling, and Jon
Buddha. The trio formed in 1992. By 1993, Buddha had left and I took over playing the drums. By 1995 or so, Chris
Geer had joined the band, and we became ‘The Merle’. I left the band in ’95, and The Merle continued to rock as a
trio into the 2000’s. The songs that follow were played and recorded by myself and Chris Geer alone in 1994 on a 4-track in the WWC radio station. Most were
adapted by the full band later.