From the under belly of Fort Worth to the rat race in Dallas a chance meeting spawned a new breed of heavy rock. Fueled by the blue-collar way of life, and only one life to live this trio has vowed to finish what they started so many years ago. After many years of pounding out drumbeats Bernardo McKinney has a style only his own. With a rock solid bass player in Wes Stapleton, and a five year chemistry between the two, the distinct Fort Worth sound was born. Needing a distinct guitar player and singer they looked to long time local musician and friend Kevin Bradford to fill the gaps. After months in the jam room working out songs Dirt Merchant hit the studio. Finishing the sessions with a 7-song effort entitled The Red Eye Induction.