Small Town. Fresh Sound.
Merit Koch is an entertainer and songwriter from Byhalia, Mississippi. No matter where she goes, she always finds herself at home with the wonderful people who love music as much as she does. She provides a medley of favorites, promising entertainment all ages can enjoy.
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Her journey began at age three when she got her toy guitar on Christmas morning. She’s been playing ever since. At the age of 14, she joined 4H Southern Sounds and traveled across the state. She’s been everywhere in Mississippi from Hot Coffee to Jackson, playing everything from classic country to Top 40 pop hits. In addition to touring in the South, Merit performed in Washington, D.C. for the Congressional Award galas while completing her work for silver, bronze, and gold Congressional medals.
Currently Merit performs a solo acoustic act, spanning a variety of decades and genres. Her fresh sound fits well in classy cafés, private parties and galas, festivals, family restaurants, and small venues. In addition to covers, Merit performs many of her original songs.
Don’t let the image of a girl with an acoustic guitar fool you. She is plenty loud, captivating audiences with her driving energy. She brings along a variety of instruments from mandolin, banjo, ukulele, guitar, and even egg shakers and a kid’s xylophone.
Whether she’s background music or the feature of the night, Merit promises to delight audiences with a high-energy, fun performance for the whole family.
Crazy- Patsy Cline
Blue Moon of Kentucky- Elvis Presley
Don’t Know Why- Norah Jones
Jolene- Dolly Parton
One Fine Day- Carole King
Holding Out for a Hero- Bonnie Tyler
Sweet Pea- Amos Lee
Dream A Little Dream- The Mamas and the Papas
I Say A Little Prayer for You-Dionne Warwick
Tennessee Stud-Doc Watson
Creepin’ In- Norah Jones and Dolly Parton
Rolling in the Deep- Adele
I’ve Just Seen A Face-The Beatles
Ring of Fire- June Carter Cash
Flowers on the Wall- Statler Brothers
Gotta Travel On- Carter Family
Confident- Demi Lovato
Black Horse and The Cherry Tree- KT Tunstall
Stand By Me- Ben E. King
Big Yellow Taxi- Joni Mitchell
Angel From Montgomery- John Prine/Bonnie Raitt
Proud Mary (CCR/Tina Turner)