Blues Blog Bog

Thank you for supporting Howlin Mercy in 2016!

Happy Howlin New Year, one and all! Just a short note of thanks for supporting us in 2016! We did 28 gigs in the year, which kept us all busy! Lots of new festivals, lots of old familiar haunts, and we even got to play on a tour boat on the Detroit River! We’re plugging in 2017 and have a few nice gigs coming up! Check out our gigs page and mark your calendars! On behalf of Andrew, Mike, David and Matt have a cool New Year and we’ll see you out and about! And remember to support local music! It’s the only way we get our gas... read more

Looking ahead to 2017!

Hello Howlers and we hope you had a great howlidaze! We had a great 2016 and are on our way into the new Year! We’ll be at Grosse Ile Country Club on Friday, January 6 for their “End of Season” party! Then, on Feb. 21, we’ll be back at the Motor City Casino for a blues show from 7 pm – 11 pm! After that, we’ll head west to Pinckney to Zukey Lake Tavern on March 25. Lots more dates to fill in as we get 2017 underway! Have a safe New Year and stay warm with the... read more

Great Howlin Fall! Get the sled ready for winter!

We had a great fall around town! We played Elba Mar Boat Club’s Halloween party on Grosse Ile and it was a blast! Full dance floor, great costumes and old and new friends all came together for a howlin good time! Nice little club right on the entrance to Lake Erie, great food. You have to stop on by next time you are downriver! We also played Ford Yacht Club‘s Sail Awards, another great boat club downriver at the very southern tip of Grosse Ile! Always a blast playing there! We made our way out at Zukey Lake Tavern in Pinckney for the first time in November. Located (obviously) on Zukey Lake, the whole area is dotted with all sorts of little cool waterways on the way out from the highway. Alison, the manager treated us great! What a cool place, great crowd and fun night! Looking forward to getting back to both! Now, on to Thanksgiving Eve at Bostonz in Eastpointe, then a stop over to Nancy Whiskey in Corktown (Detroit’s oldest party) on Sat. December 4. If you’ve never been to Nancy Whiskey, you really should make some time to come on out and see us! Great fish fry and atmosphere, right up the street from the Motor City Casino! Hope to see you out and about as the holidays descend! Have a great holiday and we’ll see you around... read more