'From the chugging arrangements, Allman Brothers-type harmonies and swirling harmonica of 'All I Need' and 'Take a Ride' to the more traditional lament 'Penny Pinchin', the duo mines the rich history of the Blues while keeping it relevant for the new millennium.' -Chris Kocher (Press & Sun Bulletin) BIO It started as innocently as any other group of high school friends forming a band for the sheer enjoyment of playing music. Nearly a decade later, it has bloomed into a musical friendship that has endured countless obstacles, numerous bands, the distance of college, and a variety of adventures with other musicans and groups. Talented solo artists in their own right, Merkley and Morgan signify the magic that exists when two individuals compliment one another to the point of verging on being a single entity. Think Simon and Garfunkel, Cephis and Wiggins, or Sonny Terry and Browny McGee. Now throw in a little Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Jerry Garcia, Van Morrison, John Popper, and maybe even a little Led Zeppelin. They are all musical influences of Merkley and Morgan, and all trace back to the foundation of Blues. Throughout the years, Merkley and Morgan have released several albums individually, and have been featured as special guests on others. Long awaited, and long overdue, the two are now celebrating the release of their first collaboration, entitled 'Ordinary Days'. The album is comprised of Blues-based acoustic music, with songs written by Merkley and Morgan. Whether it is interpreted as taking place in a single day or over the course of many years, the album signifys the duo's experiences together and apart, and their musical quest for leading anything but an ordinary life. 'Ordinary Days' is the product of great talent, and more importantly, great friends. Chris Merkley - Guitar, Harmonica, and Vocals Steve Morgan - Guitar and Vocals.