Welcome to the music of Marcus Robinson (formerly known as Mearlan)


Who is this guy?

Marcus Robinson’s emotive vocals and pulsing rhythm guitar make him a performer that people want to hear. Marcus honed his stage presence in Colorado before landing in the vibrant Portland music scene. He writes familiar pop songs with a literate edge of surprise. His songs stir the heart without being sugary. 

Marcus began writing songs as a teenager in Aurora, Colorado. He kept his music hidden for many years before bringing it out in coffee houses, pubs, and clubs. Marcus sharpened his songwriting craft with friends and trusted mentors. That effort was rewarded when he was invited to play a set at the Nowhere Else Festival’s Songcatcher’s Stage in 2019, hosted by Over the Rhine (Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist).