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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

There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues! HM in July/August

We wrapped up June with a nice jam at the Ford Yacht Club on Grosse Ile! Lots of dancers and nautical blues ahoy! We’ll be back there at the end of August and again in November. On the first day of summer on June 20, we returned to the Motor City Casino for an always cool time at the Chromatics Lounge. We’re a bit quiet in July with vacations and the semi-annual cleaning of the Howlin Mercy den. On July 30, we’ll be at Sterlingfest in Sterling Heights. August finds us on the road from the Dearborn Homecoming Festival to the South Lyon Blues, Brews & Brats  and from the Toledo Museum of Art “It’s Friday” Concert Series back to Detroit and the Motor City Casino, with a few cool stops in between! Check us out on our gigs page for all the good up-to-date stuff! Happy summer, stay... read more