. Biography .
2015 looks to be an exciting year for MerryGold. After recording their latest album "Hangtown" at Bob Weir's TRI Studios in late 2014, the band also completed their first international tour - 23 shows in Germany.
MerryGold began as the songwriting duo of Jillian Secor (guitar, vocals) and Alex Stephens (guitar, mandolin, vocals). MerryGold's 6-piece lineup currently includes fiddle, bass, banjo, and accordion as well.
Based in the small northern California town of Placerville, themes of the Gold Country are abundant in their music. Their whiskey-soaked folk/bluegrass songs take listeners back to simpler times and portray a rawness that embodies the pioneer spirit of the Wild West.
While traditional folk and bluegrass themes are apparent in their music, MerryGold incorporates a wide variety of influences to create their sound.