Paul Nipper / The Merles
The Merles 8p The Merles are a classic country/western swing band based out of Austin, TX featuring Todd Deatherage, Derek Tarnow, Loren Tarnow, Phil Spencer and Matt Winegardner. 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. The band strives to create a classic stripped down honky-tonk sound with dueling twangy guitars, upright bass, tight harmonies and light drums played with brushes keeping the dance beat. Paul Nipper Music 10p Paul came up listening to the best of solid-gold honky tonk and traditional country music. You can hear it in his songs. His heart lies with bits and pieces of every strain of southern sound. You're sure to catch drops of blues, southern rock, and even a little folk sifting through the cracks. Whether in a smoke filled honky tonk playing over a crowded dance floor or picking at a bonfire with friends, his music is sure to make your blood flow.