SISTER MERCY DIAMONDS – NEW CD Available July 2
Sister Mercy’s new album, Diamonds… wow! It simply is amazing and I don’t say that lightly! It will be an honor for me to turn folks on to this album. I have Buddy Guy’s new track with Keith Richards and Jeff Beck right next to your music. I can’t say there are many locals I can do this with, so know…you guys have raised your bar quite a bit with this one. This disc has such a great sonic sound to it, and the writing is awesome as well. Each tune is thoughtful and well put together. It really does kick ass… you guys are the audio equivalent to a fine 15 year scotch…say a good bottle of Macallan!
International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalist 2016
Portland Journey to Memphis Winner 2015 & 2017
Best New Band Muddy Award Nomination 2015
Best Contemporary Blues Band Muddy Nomination 2017
International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalist 2018
SHOWS AND EVENTS
SISTER MERCY possesses a high energy, blues driven sound. Lead singer April Brown is mesmerizing with her powerful, beautiful presence, full range vocals and complete joy in performance. The talented Scott Garcia adds guitar and vocal textures. Rounded out with Roger Espinor on drums, John Webb on bass and Debby Espinor on keys. SISTER MERCY has a unique place in the blues along with April Brown’s velvet voice the rest of the band supplies strong background vocals and original music. Semifinalist in the International Blues Challenge 2016 and 2018, SISTER MERCY was also nominated for Best New Band and Best Contemporary Blues Band for the Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards. SISTER MERCY presents music that is a pleasure for the ears and a show that is a feast for the eyes.
June 2018 Steve Pringle
SISTER MERCY wins Journey to Memphis Competition – Headed to the International Blues Challenge in January 2016
Read MORE IN THE CBA Newsletter In a tough competitive field of four bands, SISTER MERCY was fortunate to receive the judges top scores to WIN the Cascade Blues Association JOURNEY TO MEMPHIS competition. The next step will be a trip for the band to Memphis, TN in...
Undeniably gifted vocalist Sister Mercy, backed by a talented ensemble of top blues musicians, brings fire, passion and mainstream appeal to this collection of Blues masterpieces.
SISTER MERCY shows no mercy Sister Mercy Shows No Mercy as They Take Portland by Storm By Laurie Morrisey Several years ago Roger Espinor was moved to write a song called “Sister Mercy” after hearing a PBS show about the oppression of women in Africa. In the fall of...
Is there something in the moist Portland atmosphere that brings out the best in female vocalists? The city is filled with sensational singers that easily rival any other scene in the nation. Well now you can add to the mix the voice of April Brown....
Sister Mercy's 'Head Over Heels' CD Release at the Star Theater on Dec. 14, 2014 Photos by John Alcala December 31, 2014 10:50am Portland officially welcomed Sister Mercy (featuring lead vocals by April Brown alongside Kelsey Brown on vocals, Steven Savoie on guitar,...
Great Review from Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records. My Mind’s Made Up is a solid performance and people from Portland will like it….the vocals get better and better as you go. Sister Mercy is a soulful performance that held my attention…I liked the guitarist....