Burning In The Sun [Vinyl LP]

First pressing, 12" vinyl. Very limited number remaining in existence.

Burning In The Sun, is the 2005 Island Records debut from Blue Merle, the forward thinking, acoustic driven band founded in Nashville, TN by Luke Reynolds and Jason Oettel in 2002. The two met and bonded over their shared admiration of acoustic virtuosos Tony Rice, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, and Tim O'Brien. Mandolinist Beau Stapleton, and drummer William Ellis joined the band shortly there after.

Releasing one LP and two EP's (The Fires EP and Live At Bull Moose) on Island Records, the band performed at Farm Aid, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, and supported JJ Cale, Van Morrison and My Morning Jacket, before parting ways in 2006.

Produced by Stephen Harris (U2, Ben Kweller). Recorded at Crystalphonic Studios Charlottesville, VA and Abbey Road Studio Two, London.

Luke Reynolds - Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, hammond organ, piano
Jason Oettel - Upright bass, electric bass
William Ellis - Drums, percussion
Beau Stapleton - Mandolin, octave mandolin, vocals, electric mandolin
Casey Driessen - Fiddle
Billy Contreras - Fiddle

Vinyl purchase includes digital download with each vinyl purchase.
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Tastemaker WXPN said: "Throughout, the music carries the sort of inventiveness and depth of feeling found only in the best rock songwriting."


1. Burning In The Sun
2. If I Could
3. Lucky To Know You
4. Stay
5. Every Ship Must Sail Away
6. Boxcar Racer
7. Made To Run
8. Seeing Thru You
9. Places
10. Part Of Your History
11. Either Way It Goes
12. Bittersweet Memory