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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

From the Huron River to the Detroit River! HM in late August!

What a howlin late summer HM had! We played Flat Rock’s Riverfest for the first time right on the Huron River, then the next day, we boarded the Diamond Jack river cruise boat for a fundraiser for the Grosse Ile Animal Shelter! It was a step back to the roaring 20’s with tommy guns and fedoras! A great time was had by all as we cruised out of Wyandotte and up past the Ambassador Bridge. A rainy day turned into a beautiful night, and the big thing is that we helped raise alot of money for our four-legged friends! If you didn’t set sail with us this year, get ready for next year (and rumor has it…we’re gonna need a bigger boat!) We’ve got a little bit of quiet time coming up to clean up the Howlin Mercy den, then we’ll be back at it for Halloween, Thanksgiving and some cool gigs in between! Thank you everyone who came out and supported us this summer! We pretty much batted .1000 in the weather department as compared to past years, so we had that going for us! See you out and about! On to... read more

Hot summer leads into heavy fall for HM!

Happy late summer, HMers! Hope it hasn’t been too hot for ya! HM had a great time on the road from South Lyon to Dearborn to Grosse Ile to Toledo! We’re gearing up for a great fall and hope you’ll come along! Fall will start officially with our cruise on the “Great Catsby” a benefit for the Grosse Ile Animal Shelter. We’ll board the Diamond Jack out of Wyandotte’s Bishop Park for a three-hour blues tour! Come howl on the river with us! Then we’ll be back on Grosse Ile on November 5th at the Ford Yacht Club, followed by a run out to Pinckney on November 12 to the Zukey Lake Tavern (our first time out there!) Then THANKSGIVING EVE at Bostonz on the East Side! Cool room for Turkey Day Eve bash! Check out all our upcoming gigs at hmblues.com/gigs. Have a howlin great summer and we’ll see you when the leaves start... read more