Greetings !


Award winning Chicago Blues and Rock band

Would love to perform for you.

We have a stellar reputation for being    
*Volume conscious    *Considerate     *Professional Musicians


Press PLAY for music !

Festivals*     Concert Venues*     Casinos*     Corporate functions*     Private Parties*     Weddings*     Restaurants*     Taverns*     &     Pubs*
The new CD is Jimmy Buffet Approved !
"This is damn good music & I'm going to put this on my XM Satellite radio station"

The new CD is Jimmy Buffet Approved ! "This is damn good music & I'm going to put this on my XM Satellite radio station"

“I’ve been told that a musician doesn’t pick the Blues, the Blues picks the musician. I love all kinds of music, but when the Blues grabbed me it never let me go.””

— Marty "Big Dog" Mercer

For close to two decades, Marty “Big Dog” Mercer’s heartfelt, southpaw Blues and soulful voice have growled through the Chicagoland music scene.

Mercer’s ability to combine emotional lyrics with aggressive guitar playing and/or slide guitar abilities makes him an artist unlike any other. The 6'10” 300 + lb man owns every stage he walks on and his personality is as large as his stature.


Mercer has worked with -


Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Billy Branch & the S.O.B's, L.V. Banks, Mike Boyle, Toronzo Cannon, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Mud Morganfield ,Rockin' Johnny Burgin, Omar Coleman, Larry Williams, Bro. John Kattke, Marty Sammon, Lurrie Bell, Eddie Taylor Jr., Lindsey Alexander, Tom Holland, Larry McCray , Rockin' Johnny Burgin, Anthony Gomes, Chris Beard and Sharon Lewis, just to name a few...


Read the latest review of the new cd titled "It Ain't Easy" by the Chicago Blues Guide click HERE

Whether it's the growl in his big voice or the nasty, aggressive slide licks he tosses around like candy, I've found this is one big dog you should adopt and take home with you.

Mississippi Valley Blues Society

Big Dog’s Blues is an unyielding endeavor from start to finish. It is primarily a heavy album, without being heavy-handed. Mercer and his more than capable band have put together a piece of work that ought to be noted as one of the top local blues records of the past year.
Chicago Blues Guide
He has a way of singing that is extremely reminiscent of the old school blues players.
He has a growl to his voice that demands attention and combined with an aggressive slide style,
he is a joy to be heard. I might be a little partial towards "Big Dog" because I truly love the Blues
and the Blues is what he does best.

Chicago Blues News

Reply by EMAIL

Please prove that you are not a robot

Arcada Theater 2017

Click on images for full size view. Awards / Reviews / Stage Plot

Performance Calendar. Click arrows to choose month.

Photos For Print

Sponsorships & Endorsements

Social Media Sites