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November 26, 2019

Their Voices

By: Laurie Gallardo

Merciful Heavens eschews the fancy language and keeps things pretty cut-and-dry when describing their band. In a nutshell – here’s your three-piece rock ‘n’ roll outfit, nice to meet ya. But something bigger extends beyond the basic formula, where rock and blues cross paths on an open plain, striking a chord in the middle of all the chaos and confusion. There’s a stark beauty in this stylistic simplicity, like a flickering candlelight in the dark that suddenly looks like some kind of beacon.

Give a listen to “Voices” (featured on today’s AMM), about the imaginary conversations one has with friends who are no longer on this earth. Are they so imaginary? Sometimes they’re so vivid that they keep you alive.

See Merciful Heavens tonight at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the inside stage, featuring Lefty Parker opening at 9 p.m. Merciful Heavens plays at 10 p.m., followed by Altamesa at 11 p.m. Three times the awesome. Recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.


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