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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!...