Drew Marler grew up in Opelika/Auburn, Al. listening and playing music in a musically enthusiastic family, with his mother a pianist and father a writer and professional storyteller. He played his first show at a honky tonk truck stop at age 15, and began playing live shows regularly with his twin brother, under The Bros. Marler. The twins took different directions after high school. Drew, developed a strong solo singer songwriter style and continued to play throughout the southeast, while in college. “ Drew Marler’s musical style is a homogeneous mixture of the solo troubadour styles of Bob Dylan, and Neil Young, the power of Nirvana and Janes Addiction, the soul of Al Green and Marvin Gaye, , but it is always deeply rooted in folk, blues and country roots heritage.” ( Washington, Ga. newpaper )