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Classic Country from The Lone Star State.  

The Merles play a mix of originals along with classic country hits and Texas dance hall favorites by artists such as Bob Wills, Hank Williams, George Strait, Charley Pride, Ernest Tubb, and of course, the late great Merle Haggard.  Band members are Todd Deatherage (lead vocals/guitar), Loren Tarnow (vocals), Derek Tarnow (guitar), Matt Winegardner (drums) and Phil Spencer (bass).  

Upcoming Shows

Date Event Location
Shiner's Saloon Shiner's Saloon, Austin, TX 78701 Shiner's Saloon, Austin, TX 78701
 —  — Tavern on Main Tavern on Main, Buda, TX Tavern on Main, Buda, TX
 —  — Private Party  
 —  — Luckenbach Dancehall Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624 Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624
 —  — Salt Lick (Todd Solo) Salt Lick, Dripping Springs, TX 78619 Salt Lick, Dripping Springs, TX 78619
The Little Longhorn Saloon Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756 Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756
 —  — Riley's Tavern Riley's Tavern, Hunter, Texas 78132 Riley's Tavern, Hunter, Texas 78132
 —  — Alamo Beer Brewery Alamo Beer Brewery, San Antonio, TX 78202 Alamo Beer Brewery, San Antonio, TX 78202
 —  — Tavern on Main Tavern on Main, Buda, TX Tavern on Main, Buda, TX
 —  — Adair's Saloon Adair's Saloon, Dallas, TX 75226 Adair's Saloon, Dallas, TX 75226
 —  — Clive Bar Clive Bar, Austin, TX 78701 Clive Bar, Austin, TX 78701
 —  — Karbach Brewing Company Karbach Brewing Company, Houston, TX 77092 Karbach Brewing Company, Houston, TX 77092
 —  — Kent Black's BBQ Kent Black's BBQ, San Marcos, TX 78666 Kent Black's BBQ, San Marcos, TX 78666
 —  — The Round Up Beer Garden The Roundup, Boerne, TX The Roundup, Boerne, TX
 —  — Tavern on Main CD Release Party!!! Tavern on Main, Buda, TX Tavern on Main, Buda, TX
 —  — The White Horse CD Release Party!!!! The White Horse, Austin, TX The White Horse, Austin, TX
 —  — Fred's Texas Cafe Fred's Texas Cafe, Ft Worth, TX 76107 Fred's Texas Cafe, Ft Worth, TX 76107
 —  — Luckenbach Dancehall Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624 Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624
 —  — Luckenbach Dancehall Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624 Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624
 —  — Luckenbach Dancehall Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624 Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624

News & Notes

Hate to Say Goodbye Album Release  

Official Release Date:  February 10th, 2017

The Merles are excited to announce that our new album Hate To Say Goodbye is coming soon. If you are fan of classic country songs about drinking, lost loves, honky tonks, heartache and more drinking, then mark February 10th on your calendar.  It will be the perfect day to grab yourself a few cold ones and a copy of The Merle’s Hate to Say Goodbye

In support of our new release, The Merles will be playing numerous shows throughout Central Texas.  On Friday, February 17th we are doing our first album release party at Tavern on Main in Buda, TX.  Our official Austin, TX release party will be Friday, February 24th at the White Horse.  Visit the UPCOMING SHOWS page for a complete list of shows and details. 

We are also proud to be partnering with our friends at Blue Lark Entertainment to promote Hate to Say Goodbye to radio, the press and other media outlets.  If you are a music industry professional, please contact tiffini@bluelarkentertainment. com to receive promotional materials. 

This full-length album features 14 original The Merles country songs and will be available digitally and in CD format.  You will be able to get your copy through this website or through sites such as iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and many other music retailers.

Thanks y'all!

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