Electro Glide recording artist “Big Dog” Mercer will be commemorating the release of his brand new CD, the aptly named “Big Dog Mercer” with a record release celebration on Saturday September 10th at Heroes West, 1530 Commerce Lane in Joliet starting at 9:30PM.
His music unmistakably exposes his Chicago blues, rock, jazz and gospel influences both in his gritty soulful vocals and the notes he wrings from his left handed custom Java guitar. The new album runs the scale from up-tempo shuffles as on “Big Dog Blues” to the excellent gospel tinged “Thank You Jesus” and the southern rock styling of “Helpless”.
The CD release party kicks off with opening band “Hillbilly Rickshaw” and throughout the evening Mercer will be raffling off CD’s and shirts along with an electric guitar.
“Big Dog” and the band will also be performing a free concert this Sunday at St. Joe’s Park (1500 N Raynor Street) in Joliet from 5-9PM.