Blues Blog Bog

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

Islandfest Howled – On to Motor City Casino and Sterling Heights!

Had a howlin great time at Grosse Ile’s Islandfest at the Grosse Ile Airport. Lots of people in the tent and perfect weather! Lots of great stuff coming up this summer! We’re playing the Ford Yacht Club on Grosse Ile on Sat. June 18, then we’ll take a ride up I-75 to the Motor City Casino for a Monday, June 20 gig at the Chromatics Lounge! July has us playing Sterlingfest on the 30th in Sterling Heights, then August has us playing Dearborn’s Summer Homecoming (Aug. 5), the Brats, Beer and Blues Fest in South Lyon (Aug. 6), then Carleton and Toledo later that month! Phew! Already starting to get hot in the HM den! We’ll see you out and about this summer and dont’ forget the... read more

Great time at Longbranch! On to Cabrini fundraiser!

Well, it was one for the books for our April 2 gig at the Longbranch Saloon in Carleton. Great place, as always, with a slew of friends out to see the blues! A big surprise for all of us was Mickey St. Claire, co-founder and original drummer for Howlin Mercy sitting in for a few tunes! Just like 1994 all over again! We really appreciated all the support this time at Longbranch and we look forward to getting back there again soon! On April 23, we will be doing a fundraiser for Cabrini High School’s Athletic Boosters in Allen Park. Gonna be a heavy blues night for a good cause! Watch the website for more information soon! Support your local music scene and we’ll see you around town! Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Grosse Ile’s Islandfest on May 21 and the Motor City Casino on June 20! Hallebluesjah!... read more