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The Merles are a classic country/western swing band based out of Austin, TX featuring Todd Deatherage, Loren Tarnow, Derek Tarnow, Matt Winegardner and Phil Spencer.  They play a mix of originals and covers by their favorite artists, such as Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Ernest Tubb, and of course, Merle Haggard. 

News & Notes

2016: Nice to meet ya! 

Wow, 2015 sure did treat The Merles well.  Big ole tip of the hat to everyone that came out and listened to us and to all the venues that invited us to their stages.  It was one helluva year. 

We rung in 2016 in style at Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon and will be playing there every last Saturday of the month during 2016. Plus we already have regular gigs scheduled at Tavern On Main in Buda, Luckenbach Dancehall, and Big T's Roadhouse. 2016 is already off to a great start.  Visit the Shows Page for full details.

The other big piece of news in The Merles universe is that we will be recording our first full length studio record in 2016 .  We're scheduled to start basic tracks in February and hope to have the final product finished by end of summer/early fall.  We really thank you for all your support that is making this happen.  Gotta feeling this is going to be a real humdinger of an album. 

Cheers y'all!


 

8/21 Show Update -- Dale Watson Video Shoot 

Come out and join The Merles as we kick off a very special night at the Luckenbach Dancehall.We are very excited to be opening for Dale Watson and His Lonestars as they bring their Call Me Insane Tour to Luckenbach and will be shooting a video! Tickets are $15 (children 12 & under are free).  Polish up your boots and practice your dance steps cause you might just end up in a music video for the coolest country singer in the world, Mr. Dale Watson.

Luckenbach, TX 

The dance hall at Luckenbach, TX is quickly becoming one of The Merles' favorite places to play: great venue, awesome people and lots of amazing dancers.  Thanks to everyone who made it out to our show there last Friday. 

If you missed it, don't worry, CW Austin was out there taping the performance.  Footage will air during a future episode of their Austin Unplugged TV show.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates about when it will air. 

Better yet, mark your calendars and come experience Luckenbach when The Merles head back again on August 21st and October 16th.  These Friday night dance hall show start at 8pm and there is no cover charge.  We don't need our name on the marque lights but it sure is nice to see it on the Luckenbach, TX upcoming shows schedule.

The Texas Bucket List features The Merles 

The Merles are very excited to be the featured artist this week on The Texas Bucket List!

They filmed us performing live at The Broken Spoke a few weeks back and not only did they use our performance as the background music for their piece about The Broken Spoke, they are also making us the featured musical act in this week's episode.  The show is syndicated on TV stations across Texas so visit TheTexasBucketList.com 
for air times in your area.  We will add a video link of the performance when it becomes available.  

Featured Artist--KCWM 1460 

This week The Merles are the featured CD on KCWM 1460 out of Hondo, TX. We're very excited to be added to this great station that specializes in classic country. Tune in Thursday, March 26th at 8:30am to listen to a live interview with lead-singer Todd Deatherage. 

If you live outside of the broadcast range listen in via the  LIVE STREAM.

 

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Upcoming Shows

Date Event Location
 —  — Tavern on Main Tavern on Main, Buda, TX Tavern on Main, Buda, TX
 —  — The Roundup The Roundup, Boerne, TX The Roundup, Boerne, TX
The Little Longhorn Saloon Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756 Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756
 —  — The Big T Roadhouse The Big T Roadhouse, St Hedwig, TX 78152 The Big T Roadhouse, St Hedwig, TX 78152
 —  — Tavern on Main Tavern on Main, Buda, TX Tavern on Main, Buda, TX
 —  — Rockin' Chili Billy Fest w/Dale Watson &Billy Joe Shaver!! Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624 Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624
The Little Longhorn Saloon Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756 Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756
 —  — Tavern on Main Tavern on Main, Buda, TX Tavern on Main, Buda, TX
 —  — Luckenbach Dancehall Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624 Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624
 —  — Buda Weiner Dog Races Buda City Park, Buda, TX Buda City Park, Buda, TX
The Little Longhorn Saloon Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756 Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756
 —  — Satellite Bistro (Merles Trio) Satellite Bistro and Bar, Austin, TX 78749 Satellite Bistro and Bar, Austin, TX 78749
 —  — Luckenbach Dancehall Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624 Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624
The Little Longhorn Saloon Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756 Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756
The Little Longhorn Saloon Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756 Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756
 —  — Luckenbach Dancehall Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624 Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624
The Little Longhorn Saloon Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756 Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756
 —  — Luckenbach Dancehall Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624 Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624
The Little Longhorn Saloon Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756 Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756
 —  — Luckenbach Dancehall Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624 Luckenbach Dancehall, Fredricksburg, TX 78624

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