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Mercy Lounge 15th Anniversary: All Star Revue

Mercy Lounge 15th Anniversary: All Star Revue

Sat · January 20, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

Langhorne Slim
Langhorne Slim
As the phenomena of instant connection and the need for constant self-improvement further implant their tendrils into our culture, the ability to truly connect with each other and ourselves has begun to fade. As we all reach for our smartphones to gaze upon the manufactured perfection of the lives of those we admire, we lose sight of what makes our own lives important.

Nashville’s Langhorne Slim interlaces this theme throughout his new album. “Everyone's searchin' for something better around every corner, but it's already right here,” Langhorne says. “We're all born whole - through livin' we fall apart...”
Grant Gustafson of Blank Range
Grant Gustafson of Blank Range
Blank Range is an American rock & roll band living in Nashville, TN.
Matthew Ryan
Matthew Ryan
Matthew Ryan's new album, Hustle Up Starlings, will be released on May 12, 2017. It was produced by Brian Fallon. It's a beauty. Read all about it here: http//www.matthewryanonline.com
Phillip Creamer
Phillip Creamer
After a decade as a central figure in the Dallas-Fort Worth music scene, singer and songwriter Philip Creamer recently decided to move his young family to Nashville, TN where he would start work on his first solo project. Dovetail, the band he had formed with his younger brother and longtime friends, had dissolved and Creamer was set on finding a clean slate and new inspiration, so he packed up and headed east. The remaining members of the band went on to form the hit backing band, The Texas Gentlemen, and eventually would end up performing on Creamer’s upcoming album. Soon after moving, friend and Cordovas leading man, Joe Firstman, asked Creamer to open for him at east Nashville's legendary hang, The Family Wash. It was at this show where he attracted the attention of Pat Sansone (Wilco) and Audley Freed (Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow).
Pat Sansone of Wilco & Autumn Defense
Pat Sansone of Wilco & Autumn Defense
American multi-instrumentalist in the rock bands Wilco and The Autumn Defense.
Ricky Young of The Wild Feathers
Ricky Young  of The Wild Feathers
All signs point to The Wild Feathers becoming the next great American rock ‘n’ roll band. The Nashville-based group—Ricky Young [guitar, vocals], Taylor Burns [guitar, vocals], Joel King [bass, vocals] and Ben Dumas [drums]—spent more than two years on the road supporting their 2013 self-titled full-length album alongside everybody from Bob Dylan to Gary Clark Jr. The record hit #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, and they received invites to appear on Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O Brien, Seth Meyers, Craig Ferguson, ABC’s Nashville, and more. Unanimous critical praise arrived courtesy of Rolling Stone, New York Times, Huffington Post, USA Today, and countless others. Along the way, evolution stayed on their minds as they started writing songs for what will become their 2016 sophomore effort, Lonely Is A Lifetime [Warner Bros. Records].
Robyn Hitchcock
Robyn Hitchcock
English singer-songwriter and guitarist born March 3, 1953 in Paddington, London.
Tristen
Tristen
The mononymous singer hailing from Nashville, Tenn., released 2011’s Charlatans at the Garden Gate and 2013’s CAVES to critical acclaim. The folk-oriented Charlatans earned her praise as “Nashville’s best-kept secret” (The Boston Globe), and the more synth-pop-oriented CAVES featured “tales of greed, alienation and heartache, made poignant but never saccharine by their electronically enhanced surroundings” (Nashville Scene).

Tristen’s third record, Sneaker Waves "abounds in toothsome melodies and glistening layers of guitar and synth" (NPR) and was released on July 7, 2017 via Modern Outsider.
Tyler James & Jessica Maros of Escondido
Tyler James & Jessica Maros of Escondido
Escondido is Nashville, TN based artists Jessica Maros and Tyler James. Recorded live in a single day, their debut album, The Ghost of Escondido, was self-released in 2013 to critical acclaim. Their David Lynch approved sound became the soundtrack to multiple films and TV shows including HBO's Girls and Sex Tape and led to appearances on CONAN and ABC's Nashville. Following tours with the likes of Lord Huron, The Lone Bellow, and Wild Cub, the duo released their follow-up album, Walking With A Stranger, on Feb 5, 2016.
Caitlin Rose
Caitlin Rose
Growing up in Nashville to music industry parents (her mother, Liz Rose, is a songwriter who found success working with artists like Taylor Swift, Leann Womack and others), Rose inherited her mother’s “inclination towards melody –the ability to naturally know where melody could and should go” early on and again credits her love of songwriting to a long list of influences, many of which would be easily found in either of her parents record collections. From Hank Williams to The Rolling Stones, she says, “I’ve always been more inspired by what others have done.”
Emma Swift
Emma Swift
Emma Swift is a lonesome voiced singer who splits her time between Sydney, Australia and Nashville, Tennessee. A fan of minor chords, leopard print, happy hour and endless pedal steel, she likes to play vulnerable music. Her heroes, in no particular order are: Rowland S. Howard, Anais Nin, Lucinda Williams and whoever invented dry shampoo.
Parker Gispert of The Whigs
Parker Gispert of The Whigs
The Whigs are a rock band trio from Athens, GA.
Jeremy Lister
Jeremy Lister
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Alanna Royale
Alanna Royale
“In less than a year, they’ve intoxicated the city of Nashville with their sultry blend of soul, funk and pop. This band can walk on stage to a crowd of cell phones and blank stares and leave behind a mob of sweaty, enthusiastic new fans.” – American Songwriter

Powerhouse Soul / Funk / R&B band Alanna Royale originally formed as an experimentation with grunge music. They quickly found the lack of authenticity to pale in the comparison of the true magnetism of the group, finding solstice in Pop and R&B music. “There’s a deep range of intent from the beginnings of R&B music that went between making music to entertain and help people forget the troubles of the world they lived in, to making music that shed light on those troubles,” says Alanna. “Soul music has long been the voice to tell the story, the high’s and low’s. It lives deep within us.”
The Long Players
The Long Players
The Long Players are a group of Nashville-based musicians who have, since 2004, taken classic albums and performed them live in their original sequence. Recruiting guest artists from their exceptional musical community, the band has celebrated over 50 seminal albums over the last seven years and gained national notoriety with feature news stories by NPR Radio ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, The Associated Press and Reuters / Billboard Magazine.

Their faithful renditions of LP’s like Bob Dylan’s “Blonde On Blonde” (with sidemen from the original album, Al Kooper and Charlie McCoy sitting in) or The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” (with Stones sax man Bobby Keyssitting in), have raised the bar of what “playing in a cover band” is all about. Their sporadic shows are treated by both fans and the band as a celebration of the music that shaped their lives.

The founding members of The Long Players include Bill Lloyd (from 80’s hit country-rockers Foster & Lloyd),Steve Allen (from LA power-pop icons 20/20), Steve Ebe (from Memphis rock band Human Radio), John Deaderick (sideman to Michael McDonald/Dixie Chicks/Patty Griffin/etc.) and Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen’s E. St. Band).

When Tallent moved from Nashville in 2007, The Long Players enlisted musician/record producer, Brad Jones(who has worked with Josh Rouse, Jill Sobule and many others) to take over bass duties.

The Long Players not only tap into Nashville’s amazing talent pool for their guest singers but also for guest players, when the “platter du jour” calls for horns, strings or other additional players.

At each of the band’s public shows, The Long Players have chosen to take a portion of the proceeds and donate it to charity. On more than a few occasions, the money has gone directly to musicians to supplement health care expenses when insurance wasn’t enough. At other times the money has been donated to organizations like Music Cares, The Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, Alive Hospice and others.

With an average of around five public shows a year, the crowds line up early whenever the band plays. As busy as the individual members of The Long Players are, they are committed to finding the time it takes to learn, rehearse and perform these classic albums for an audiences happy to hear their favorite records brought back to life.
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://mercylounge.com/