Merkin is an intellectually driven power trio formed in Reno Nevada in 2009. Deemed “thinking mans rock” by their fans they have a full and eclectic sound that is always entertaining. The booming baritone and driving bass lines of front man
Dane De Lucchi coupled with the fluid guitar styles and opulent harmonies of Alan Burton on a strong foundation of Jeremy Morrows progressive and dynamic drumming make Merkin a must see.Merkin has shared the stage with such acclaimed acts as: Public Image Ltd (PiL) Agent Orange, Floater and Fishbone. Though Merkin is a seasoned touring band they are also key pioneers in the creation of America’s fastest growing music scene in Reno Nevada, contributing both by playing highly original music and by running one of Reno’s most popular music venues, Strega Bar.
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You’ve heard the music now read the book! Written by singer Dane De Lucchi.
“The world has ended and only Jim is to blame. It wasn’t long ago that Jim was dreaming of a perfect world; a world of peace and plenty, a place where people don’t hurt or bother one another but instead try to understand each other, though when Jim dreamt of such a place, it had not sounded like a curse. Jungle Jim is the story of a post-modern world that almost worked but failed during a growing pain and the man who witnessed it all happen, just as the ancient prophecies and calendars foretold. Follow Jim’s epic saga from a fiery airplane in the sky, to a cold clammy hole in the jungle; from a hole in the jungle, to “the real world” a brand new utopia full of colorful animals, and friendly dinosaurs. Trace Jim’s steps back from one side of “the hole” to the other and back again, to find a bloated and gassy old man in a bunker who is not sure whether to blame God or himself for the worlds he has seen destroyed, and finally, ask the daunting questions that Jim thought he had already answered during his life of pseudo-slavery as a disgruntled and under-appreciated grocer that inevitably sent him on his folly. “What is perfection” and “What is happiness? And most importantly “What is the purpose of all of this” a twenty-two chapter story with twenty-two Merkin songs being written by Jim on every page of the journey.”