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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
 —  — Private Party Buda, TX 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
Lustre Pearl - Todd doing a song swap with Aaron McDonnell!!! Lustre Pearl, Austin, TX 78702 Lustre Pearl, Austin, TX 78702
 —  — Banger's Banger's, Austin, TX 78701 Banger's, Austin, TX 78701
Shiner's Saloon Shiner's Saloon, Austin, TX 78701 Shiner's Saloon, Austin, TX 78701
 —  — Moontower Saloon - Merles Trio Moontower Saloon, Austin, Tx Moontower Saloon, Austin, Tx
 —  — Fred's Texas Cafe Fred's Texas Cafe, Ft Worth, TX 76107 Fred's Texas Cafe, Ft Worth, TX 76107
 —  — Tavern on Main Tavern on Main, Buda, TX Tavern on Main, Buda, TX
 —  — Jester King Brewery Jester King Brewery, Austin, TX 78736 Jester King Brewery, Austin, TX 78736
 —  — Kent Black's BBQ Kent Black's BBQ, San Marcos, TX 78666 Kent Black's BBQ, San Marcos, TX 78666
Riley's Tavern Riley's Tavern, Hunter, Texas 78132 Riley's Tavern, Hunter, Texas 78132
 —  — Slow Poke's Brisket Shack Slow Poke's Brisket Shack, Manchaca, TX Slow Poke's Brisket Shack, Manchaca, TX
 —  — 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
 —  — 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
The Little Longhorn Saloon Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756 Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin, TX 78756
 —  — VFW VFW, Geronimo, TX 78115 VFW, Geronimo, TX 78115
 —  — Tavern on Main Tavern on Main, Buda, TX Tavern on Main, Buda, TX

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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