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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
The Little Longhorn Saloon Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756 Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756
 —  — Clive Bar Clive Bar, Austin, TX 78701 Clive Bar, Austin, TX 78701
 —  — Tavern on Main Tavern on Main, Buda, TX Tavern on Main, Buda, TX
 —  — Riley's Tavern Riley's Tavern, Hunter, Texas 78132 Riley's Tavern, Hunter, Texas 78132
 —  — Jester King Brewery Jester King Brewery, Austin, TX 78736 Jester King Brewery, Austin, TX 78736
 —  — Barton Hill Farms - Corn Maize Barton Hill Farms, Bastrop, TX 787602 Barton Hill Farms, Bastrop, TX 787602
 —  — Stubb's at Graceland Grocery Stubb's at Graceland Grocery, Austin, TX 78736 Stubb's at Graceland Grocery, Austin, TX 78736
The Little Longhorn Saloon Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756 Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756
 —  — Luckenbach Dancehall opening for Johnny Bush!!!! Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624 Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624
 —  — Tavern on Main Tavern on Main, Buda, TX Tavern on Main, Buda, TX
 —  — Moontower Saloon Moontower Saloon, Austin, Tx Moontower Saloon, Austin, Tx
 —  — Salt Lick (Todd and Loren Duo) Salt Lick, Dripping Springs, TX 78619 Salt Lick, Dripping Springs, TX 78619
 —  — Fred's Texas Cafe Fred's Texas Cafe, Ft Worth, TX 76107 Fred's Texas Cafe, Ft Worth, TX 76107
The Little Longhorn Saloon Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756 Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756
 —  — Balcones Country Club Balcones Country Club, Austin, TX 78750 Balcones Country Club, Austin, TX 78750
 —  — 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

News & Notes

New Album Update 

The Merles are making a new album!

Here's an update on the new album that you may have heard us talking about recently.  Throughout the spring, we've been recording 14 original songs.

Because of our busy gigging schedule, we've been doing a weekend here, a night there process of scheduling recording sessions. That has actually worked out great.  The recordings are fresh and we haven't had to rush or settle on getting the right take.  Our goal isn't to make the album as fast as possible, we want to make it the best darn record we possibly can.

Right now we are wrapping up the last bits of recording including some very special guest performances.  We are absolutely thrilled with how the raw tracks are sounding and can't wait to get it mixed and released.  If all goes well we are looking for a Fall 2016 release. 

Really looking forward to sharing it with y'all.

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