Chip Mergott was discovered by Bonnie Raitt, and subsequently signed to a major label early in his career. He recently released his 18th record “I Can’t Stop Myself” on Notebook Records, one of the country's longest running independent labels, which he founded. (The internationally known “Hymns for Acoustic Guitar” is the label’s biggest seller.) His “Mergott Music Minute” is currently heard on WDVR, WPRB (“Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio”) among other stations, and is a weekly feature in The Bucks County Herald. He’s been teaching music privately in Hunterdon County, N.J. and Bucks County, P.A. for over 20 years, and has recently authored his first book “How to Play the Guitar in One Hour.”
He and his wife, schoolteacher/singer/songwriter Annie Bauerlein, live in Bucks County, PA with their 12 year old son Eli.