OSCODA – The Victory Trio featuring Drummer Paul Merschel is set to kick off the Oscoda Rotary summer concert series on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
The Victory Trio is made up of three members including songwriter, guitar and vocalist Dan Althouse, bass player Tim Maier and singer Dan Althouse Sr. The trio began playing back in 1999 when Althouse moved back to Oscoda and joined his father and Maier to form the band.
The addition of a drummer to the trio came rather recently according to Maier. Merschel is an East Tawas native who began playing drums in 1985 with a band called Tantrum. In 1989 he moved to Lansing to perform as a union drummer in a myriad of bands.