With over 100 combined years of making music behind them, the Merlos are indeed like a fine wine…..aged to perfection. Making music they love and respect. Wither it’s Rock an’ Roll or Calypso, Country Western or Eastern Country like Glen Campbell once said it’s all just music.
Larry Dean Inman got his guitar at 12 and played in three bands over the last 20 years… sings Rock an’ Roll, Country, Bluegrass, Old Standards, Gospel and anything that sounds good.
Chris Sanders started playing in Garage bands in high school, joined the military and played the circuit from L.A. to Okinawa plus a T.V. show, moved to San Antoine and joined a band there, got Married in ‘72, and played in bands around K.C. since then.
Bob Zindler as a teenager Bob Traded his alto Sax for a guitar later playing in bars. Being a teen he had to sit at a table alone with no liquor. Later sold his guitar for a down payment on a house got married and in 1980 started playing bass in a church band where he still plays, plus some gigs with Larry Inman around K.C.
Steve Straub was born in a musical family and started singing at the age of 8 by the age of 14 he went on the road full time with his family doing USO tours Greenland, Alaska and Canadian Fair Circuit. Later played in clubs around K.C. area till ’95 when he was hired to play drums for Glens Opry (later Annie’s Country Jubilee) in Tonganoxie for 16 years till it closed in 2011 then back to playing gigs around K.C. since then.