Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths [dmbs2013-09-19]



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Band/Artist: Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths
Date: September 19, 2013
Venue: The Woodshed
Location: Columbia, SC

Source: Soundboard (need mic list) and Front of house microphones (need type)
Lineage: Studio One (24/48) > flac (14/44.1 Level 6)
Recorded and Mixed by: Patrick Chapman
Transferred by: Jack Quillen


The Band

  • Don Merckle (guitar, vocals)
  • Jason Brachman (guitar)
  • Kevin Pettit (bass, vocals)
  • Stan Gardner (keyboard)
  • Chris Lawther (banjo)

Setlist

1 – Girl in Texas
2 – Ballad of an Angry Man
3 – On My Own
4 – Fight Song
5 – Make You Happy
6 – Murder on My Mind
7 – Drunk Girls
8 – The Underground
9 – Lucille
10 – Killing Me
11 – Waiting for the Man


Show Bill

You can’t have a discussion with locals about the Columbia music scene of the past without immediate and favorable mention of the bands Loch Ness Johnny, American Gun, and Bare Knuckle Champions….and to hear enthusiastic praise in response as stories are relayed of memorable shows, favorite songs and records, and the inevitable “I miss them”. As is the nature of the “musical beast”, bands as a whole as well as the individual band members (no matter how popular or successful) form, expand, morph, and re-invent themselves over time as the intricacies of life impact all those involved. Singer/songwriter and recording artist Donald Merckle’s combination of strong vocals and honest songwriting has been the common thread throughout the course of each of these bands and continues to flourish as he performs both as a solo artist and in his newest project, Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths, performing at The Woodshed on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 8:45pm.

 

The Blacksmiths join Don Merckle on guitar/vocals and include Jason Brachman (guitar), former LNJ band members Kevin Pettit (bass) and Chris Lawther (banjo), and Stan Gardner (drums). Expect to hear the roots-grass, alt-country rock, and raw energy of Merckle’s former bands in this new and exciting lineup in addition to an increased level of maturity and complexity, all while reaching a level of honest simplicity that only seasoned musicians can accomplish.–KellyG

 

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3 Responses to “Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths [dmbs2013-09-19]”

  1. Woodshed Archive October 14, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    We really enjoyed Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths at the woodshed and appreciate your wonderful contribution to the archive. Below is a link to the digital exhibit. If someone would please add the set list to the comments section at the bottom of the exhibit, we can use that to tag all the songs. All comments will become part of the digital exhibit along with the chat logs from the night of the session.

    http://woodshedarchive.org/events/dmbs/dmbs2013-09-19

  2. Dmerckle October 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    Set List:
    1 – Girl in Texas
    2 – Ballad of an Angry Man
    3 – On My Own
    4 – Fight Song
    5 – Make You Happy
    6 – Murder on My Mind
    7 – Drunk Girls
    8 – The Underground
    9 – Lucille
    10 – Killing Me
    11 – Waiting for the Man

  3. Dmerckle October 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Just wanted to say it was an honor to a part of this project. We had a great time and look forward to a return visit! CHEERS!

    – Donald

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