Passionate rock that is high on original melody and accessibility. Merced's tunes are immediately likeable, appealing to a very broad and diverse audience. Listeners will likely draw comparisons to Jimmy Eat World, Augustana, and Switchfoot.


While Nashville has long been heralded as the capitol of country, the emergence of certain artists reminds us that we live in a musical world where change is the only constant and Music City is no exception. In this vast community of many great musical acts, newcomers Merced are embarking on the journey of exposing souls to their little corner of the scene. This group of talented musicians, formed in 2005, is engaging the most jaded of audiences into appreciation with songs sustained by honest lyrics, unforgettable instrumental hooks, and haunting melodies. Their dynamic sound is an alluring musical hybrid of intricacy and easiness in the vein of Switchfoot, Jimmy Eat World, and The Shore. In addition, the band has shared the stage with such notable artists as The Sahara Hotnights (RCA), NEEDTOBREATHE (Atlantic), Landon Pigg (RCA), and The Lonely Hearts (Tooth and Nail/EMI). Merced is now making a bold splash on the live circuit, demonstrating a devotion to, and passion for, making original music that yearns to be heard.


Merced's self-titled EP was released at the end of 2005 and is currently being sold at

New songs will soon be available on iTunes

Set List

Typical one-hour set of all original songs:
1. Tonight, maybe
2. Warnings in Whispers
3. After Silence
4. Pull Your Gunz
5. Daylight
6. Morning
7. Circles
8. Dangerous and Far Away
9. Honey