Before Mermaid Motor Lounge was a band, it was purely a challenge to showcase a live-show based around Josh Erwin’s own material on his own alongside bassist, Troy Harris. The experimentation with new songs was too seductive to leave in the hypothetical so a record was made and a band was formed. Fiddle and electric guitar were added for additional sustain and percussion was added to carry the songs along. The universe laid out a path to create this sound and the music deliberately pursued it. Sometimes the best thing you can do is to get out of your own way. When you do, you could end up finding something better than you could ever expect-- like a mermaid motor lounge.