Sister Mercy

Day 01

South Stage

1:00 PM

Presented by Cascade Blues Association

“From their opening song, Brown’s powerful vocal delivery and range were quite impressive live, and watching her was mesmerizing at times. A strong performance by a great band with deep roots in the Oregon music scene, when you need your fix of some great gospel-tinged, smoky R&B, go see this band!” — John Alcala, Vortex Magazine

Sister Mercy, fronted by the mesmerizing vocal prowess of April Brown, is a powerful award-winning blues band that mixes traditional sounds with updated funky beats and a rock edge. Vocal harmonies are the key in the unique quality of the band, with Scott Garcia (guitar), Roger Espinor (drums), John Webb (bass) and Debby Espinor (keys) each adding to the depth of the band’s sound with their tight harmonies. Their 2022 album Honey is gaining international acclaim for powerhouse vocals and original songwriting. Winner of the Cascade Blues Association Journey to Memphis 2015 and 2017, Sister Mercy went on to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and placed in the semi-finals in 2016 and 2018. Nominated for the Best New Band and Best Contemporary Blues Band twice by the Cascade Blues Association, Sister Mercy will have you dancing the days and nights away.

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