Blues Blog Bog

Spring into Summer with HM!

Hoping May would turn on its afterburners to provide some heat, as our outdoor season gets underway, but, so far, no luck! Anyways, looking forward to a great summer season with Howlin Mercy! May 19 we’ll be up in Berkley at O’Mara’s. Then, we’re into the great outdoors with Grosse Ile’s Islandfest on Friday, June 2 (along with the biggest fireworks display in Michigan that night!); then Sat. June 10, we’ll be at St. Francis’ Cabrini Festival for an afternoon slot. We’re back at Nancy Whiskey in Detroit, on Satuday, June 24. They just had a huge write-up in the Washington Post as one of the best dive bars in America! And if you’ve never been there, YOU MUST come on out and howl with us on June 24! You won’t regret it! In August, we just confirmed playing the main stage at Dearborn’s Summer Homecoming Festival on Aug. 4, then the next day, we head west to South Lyon for the Beer, Brats and Blues Festival! Shaping up to be a hot summer! Now, we just need the weather to do its thing! See you... read more

C’mon Spring, Do Your Thing!

We had a great Saint Patrick’s Day at Lakeview Bar and Grill in Novi. The evening started with green beer and ended with white snow! Pure Michigan! We’re on the road to Zukey Lake Tavern in Pinckney on Sat. March 25, then off to Monroe at The Clamdiggers on April 8 and O’Mara’s in Berkley on April 29! Lots of miles coming up for the blue band barge! All of us in the HM den hope the winter hibernation will be over soon and we’ll be getting back outdoors for summer! On tap we have Grosse Ile’s Islandfest (Fri. June 2 – Fireworks night!); Saint Francis Cabrini Festival in Allen Park (June 10) and lots more! See it all on the gigs page! C’mon Spring…do your... read more

Hot Blues During our Mild Winter!

Hello Howlers! Hope you are enjoying our mid-winter thaw this January! Maybe hot blues around town have something to do with it? Well, Howlin Mercy will be back at the Motor City Casino in the Chromatics Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 21, the March will find us at Lakeview Bar and Grill in Novi for Saint Patrick’s Day (early show from 4 pm – 8 pm), then we’ll head west to Zukey Lake Tavern on Saturday, March 25! April will take us up to the east side to O’Mara’s in Berkley on April 29. Then, before you know it, summer will be here! So, hang on, we’ll get this dreary winter out of the way soon and on to some cool blues! Hope your New Year was great and we look forward to seeing you out and about in... read more