Who Are The Merles?
The Merles are a classic country band based out of Austin, TX featuring singer-songwriter/guitarist Todd Deatherage, pedal steel player Mike Simms, bassist Phil Spencer, and drummer Matt Winegardner. The band strives to create an old school, traditional sound that echoes the memories of yesterday's country.
Their new EP, Middle of the Night, was recorded, mixed, and produced by Don Cento at Centones. This recording was started pre-COVID and finished in midst of the pandemic via remote and socially distant recording. It contains six songs about insomnia, anxiety, depression, and loneliness. An amazing cast of regulars also appears on this recording - Chris McElrath (James Hand) on guitar, Ileana Nina on fiddle, Sarah Ulloa (Rent Party) on backing vocals, and bassist Justin Filor on soaring high harmonies.
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