The Veer Union, Eye on Attraction, tba, tba
Dec
28
to Dec 29

The Veer Union, Eye on Attraction, tba, tba

Canadian Rockers

THE VEER UNION

Invade the Mercersburg Mansion House Thurday night Dec. 28

New Album: "DECADE: HISTORY OF OUR EVOLUTION"

On NOVEMBER 1st, 2017, LOUDWIRE premiered the LYRIC/VIDEO for the bands new single “EPIC” (Featuring Amalien), a cover from the legendary cult band “FAITH NO MORE”, which will be available as an instant gratification track when you PRE-ORDER “DECADE: HISTORY OF OUR EVOLUTION” EXCLUSIVELY at WWW.THEVEERUNION.COM

On November 3rd, 2017, the band announced they would be selling Pre-Order Bundle packages including a SIGNED BOX SET, T-SHIRT, HAND WRITTEN LYRICS SHEET, PRIVATE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE, VIP MEET AND GREET, FREE SHOW ENTRANCE on their EPIC EVOLUTION TOUR and a FREE DOWNLOAD OF “THE BEST OF THE VEER UNION” 2006 - 2016. This includes brand new acoustic recordings of their hit songs “SEASONS”, “BITTER END” and many more. It will also include reproduced newly mixed and digitally remastered rock versions of “Seasons” and “Darker Side Of Me”.

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Joe Louis Walker, NAS Trio
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Joe Louis Walker, NAS Trio

Grammy Nominated, Award Winning, Blues Hall of Famer

Joe Louis Walker

The living legend returns to the Mercersburg Mansion House stage on Friday Dec. 8

Special guests NAS Trio

JLW -- NPR Music has called Walker “a legendary boundary-pushing icon of modern blues,” and he is already being referred to within the blues world as a living legend. However, at this stage of his life, Walker profoundly shares, “I’d really like to inspire younger musicians to carry on the legacy of blues/roots music. But play, and do it your way. Don’t be afraid to mix it up. There’s no right, or wrong way. Just the way you wanna express yourself.  And above all, ENJOY YOURSELF.”

NAS Trio -- Nick Andrew Staver is trenching new roads to be paved with his sound. Ripping the blues from it’s traditional seams and restitching them with the threads of a heart wrenching voice and lyrics, ready to drop the kid gloves anytime and arrive to work with a sledgehammer in tow.

Not only will the stage bear the weight of his songs but also the mass of steel hanging around his neck like a badge of dignity.
The steel guitar, the bronze strings and the sweat from his brow can be equally experienced in every note as his prayer-like breath gravels from lungs to listener.

Behind the steam of his 5th independent release, YOPE (2017), lovingly titled after a childhood nickname, Nick Andrew Staver is touring long and hard to help fill in the gaps for those in need of a blues fix.

And filling in some of his own along the way.

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Hexbelt Halloween
Oct
24
12:30 PM12:30

Hexbelt Halloween

Hexbelt has the ability to cut across political, social, and economic boundaries to reach the masses. A peer in a crowd at a Hexbelt show would reveal a cross section of society, with baby boomers, neo-hippies, punks, blue collars, yuppies and the like; all jamming together as one.

$10 cover

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Sons of Pitches
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Sons of Pitches

Always challenging their collective internal status quo with fresh ideas and new perspectives, Sons of Pitches bring their own brand of improvisation to the stage for a thrilling live event.  Their instrumental country jazz originals, and unique arrangements of standards affectionately called “Cowboy Jazz,” provide a musical landscape for staking their claim and pushing on to new frontiers. They swing, they rip, they dip, they dive, they fly…they melt hearts & faces.

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Chamomile and Whiskey special guest Jon Ingels
Feb
17
8:30 PM20:30

Chamomile and Whiskey special guest Jon Ingels

THE BAND

 

In the spring of 2011 in  Nelson County, Virginia  Koda Kerl and Marie Borgman poured some Evan Williams in a hot cup of tea and decided to start a band. The idea was to organically grow a sound based around lively shows that would not be restricted by genre. They joined forces with Irishmen Ryan Lavin and started ferociously playing as much as they could. After a year of building a reputation playing rowdy bar sets they signed with County Wide Records and cut their first EP  "The Barn Sessions." The band quickly gained recognition regionally and after releasing their debut full-length record "Wandering Boots," They began touring. A few years of cross-country tours and the band started to hit their stride... They were invited to play festivals such as FloydFest, The Festy, and Arizona's Tilted Earth Festival and were able to share the stage with national acts Old Crow Medicine Show, Robert Earl Keen, Railroad Earth, Rusted Root, and the Infamous Stringdusters among others. Their eclectic sound blends Americana and Southern Rock with Irish, Gypsy, and Old-Time all wrapped up in a raging live performance.

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Hexbelt returning to the Mansion House Dec. 17
Dec
17
to Dec 18

Hexbelt returning to the Mansion House Dec. 17

Hexbelt has the ability to cut across political, social, and economic boundaries to reach the masses. A peer in a crowd at a Hexbelt show would reveal a cross section of society, with baby boomers, neo-hippies, punks, blue collars, yuppies and the like; all jamming together as one. Hexbelt truly is a unique band in an age of increasingly generic modern music.

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Wings That Buzz (No Cover)
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Wings That Buzz (No Cover)

Wings That Buzz is an all original band from Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Their unique blend of strong melodies, warm textures, and toe-tapping rhythms are both fresh and familiar. Fluid, energetic music and thought-provoking lyrics, about the joys and struggles of life, combine to create an uplifting sound that aims to inspire the listener and is as likely to get you moving too.

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Wild Adriatic special Guests Pale Barn Ghosts
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Wild Adriatic special Guests Pale Barn Ghosts

Calling to mind soulful and dynamic sounds, Wild Adriatic has won early acclaim from places such as Rolling Stone, USA Today, Relix and Guitar World. The band, touring out of Saratoga Springs, NY, routinely plays over 140 shows annually across The United States and Europe, and has over 1.5 Million Plays on Spotify. They will be heading into the studio in September of 2016 to record their second full-length album.

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Joe Louis Walker special guest Lucky Punk
Dec
3
8:00 PM20:00

Joe Louis Walker special guest Lucky Punk

NPR Music has called Walker “a legendary boundary-pushing icon of modern blues,” and he is already being referred to within the blues world as a living legend. However, at this stage of his life, Walker profoundly shares, “I’d really like to inspire younger musicians to carry on the legacy of blues/roots music. But play, and do it your way. Don’t be afraid to mix it up. There’s no right, or wrong way. Just the way you wanna express yourself.  And above all, ENJOY YOURSELF.”

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Nick Andrew Staver Trio (NO Cover!!!)
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Andrew Staver Trio (NO Cover!!!)

Nick Andrew Staver is bringing a new voice to the blues. Assigned with the gritty personalities of a blue collar worker to the seducing baritone of a lovers quarrel and reconciliation, each song defines its own character inside the autobiographical music. Add in sharp improv skills and award winning songwriting his music lays the blues on the line and never hesitates to go beyond its borders.

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Albert Cummings
Nov
12
to Nov 13

Albert Cummings

The blues is best served up live, with an enthusiastic audience and a killin’ band, and that’s exactly what guitarist Albert Cummings does[…]. Cummings effortlessly shifts from chimney subdued stylings to raucous roadhouse raunch to soaring yet stinging lead lines, driving his audience to frenzy in all the right places.” – Guitar Edge Magazine

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Harper and Midwest Kind
Nov
5
to Nov 6

Harper and Midwest Kind

On March 31st, 2016, Harper released his new CD "Show Your Love' (Blu Harp Records) The new CD had its debut at #9 on the Billboard Blues Charts, reaching # 3 - July 27, 2016. An amazing 17 x weeks in the Top Ten on Billboard, July 27, 2016) only being beaten out by Eric Claption and Joe Bonamassa. "Show Your Love" also hit # 6 on the Roots Music Report, USA (12 weeks in Top ten) # 1 in The Netherlands and #3 on the Australian Blues Charts.. Funded by his fans via a very successful “GoFundMe” campaign, Harper’s latest CD, ,” features 11 original road-tested tracks recorded with his well-traveled Detroit-based touring band “Midwest Kind.”.Harper's latest offering features his strong, resonant voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to music that some might say has evolved into its own genre

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Laith Al-Saadi With Owen Danoff
Sep
23
to Sep 24

Laith Al-Saadi With Owen Danoff

Entertainment Weekly called Laith Al-Saadi “a power performer who is so legitimate and memorable.”

Audiences have agreed, propelling Al-Saadi’s most recent release, REAL, to the top of the blues chart for five weeks and the top 20 album chart for two weeks. Laith also had four singles in the top ten iTunes singles charts, and his albums In The Round and Long Time Coming spent time at the top of the rock and album charts. 

Guitar World Magazine has called Laith Al-Saadi a cross between "Danny Gatton and Buddy Guy at their best,” and Guitar Center crowned him one of the top four blues guitarists in the United States.

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Cedric Burnside Project special guest NAS Trio
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Cedric Burnside Project special guest NAS Trio

Cedric Burnside Project- North Mississippi Hill Country Blues-Grammy Nominee. Grandson of the legendary RL Burnside- Winner of SIX Blues Music Awards USA- Best Drummer/ Best New Artist/ Best Traditional CD,  has just released his new CD "Descendants of Hill Country"- North Mississippi Hill Country Blues at its best-Nominated for a Grammy.  A powerhouse duo featuring Cedric Burnside on Drums/ Vocals/ Guitar and the amazing Trent Ayers on Electric Guitar.  Cedric Burnside Project has performed worldwide and also with his legendary Grand Father RL Burnside and his uncles in the North Mississippi All Stars. www.cedricburnside.net www.facebook.com/cedric.burnside.5

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Tinsley Ellis
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Tinsley Ellis

“Blistering, inspired roadhouse blues and passionate Southern rock... supercharged

guitar and gritty, soulful vocals.” –Relix

“Atlanta’s Tinsley Ellis sings like a man possessed and wields a ferocious lead

guitar...one of today’s premier blues/rock players.” –Billboard

“Ellis unleashes a torrent of dazzling musicianship pitched somewhere between the

exhilarating volatility of rock ‘n’ roll and the passion of urban blues.” –Los Angeles

Times

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Adam Ezra Group
Apr
23
to Apr 24

Adam Ezra Group

The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activists and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters. Ezra has spent time living out of a van, farming in Canada, volunteering for the relief effort in Kosovo, and practicing environmental geography in South Africa. Whether as a kitchen hand or carpenter, teacher, athlete, or traveler, Ezra crams it all into the music, always challenging our perspective and often teetering somewhere between the ballsy rocker and sensitive poet. Through their non profit organization, RallySound, AEG helps people organize live music events that inspire communities and encourage grassroots activism

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Flux Capacitor - Road to Bonnaroo 2016 tour
Apr
16
to Apr 17

Flux Capacitor - Road to Bonnaroo 2016 tour

Emerging from the Pennsylvania music scene, from the outskirts of the City of Brotherly Love, is the phenom band known as Flux Capacitor. Their fiery, distinct sound has catapulted the group with lightning speed into the National Music Scene.
This band of brothers consistently inspire and evoke a new and wildly addicting sound resonating with elements of rock, improvisation and electronica. They redefine musicality with positive prophetic vocals, complex guitar work, innovative keys/synths/bass stylings, with feverish syncopated drum rhythms. Flux Capacitor concerts are filled with improvisation, musical segues, spontaneous covers, and teases creating a unique, one of a kind experience at every performance. The essence of the brothers music is fueled by their dedicated practice of meditation and lucid dreaming which keeps them fueled by a higher power. Their electric vibe transcends the stage and extends into the crowd creating a magical musical ambience. .

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The Mansion House St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Mar
17
to Mar 18

The Mansion House St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Calling to mind the soulful, dynamic sounds of 70s giants such as Led Zeppelin, Humble Pie, and Free's early years, Wild Adriatic has won early acclaim from places such as Rolling Stone, USA Today, Relix, American Songwriter, and Guitar World. The debut album Big Suspicious was released in January 2014 and the band has since stayed on the road in support of the effort, logging an impressive 175 live shows in 2014 alone. From headlining blues festivals in Connecticut for a crowd of 10,000 people to a five week European headlining tour to serving as direct support for an impressive list of rock and roll royalty including Grand Funk Railroad, Robert Randolph, Blues Traveler, and many more... Wild Adriatic is a high energy, riffy power trio to rival any you've seen before.The band has built a strong following off of a relentless tour schedule and a powerhouse live show, spending 225+ days on the road and making noteworthy appearances at festivals like SXSW, moe.down, Gathering of the Vibes, and CMJ. 

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LIONIZE, Kingsnake, Misfortune Fades
Mar
12
to Mar 13

LIONIZE, Kingsnake, Misfortune Fades

Saturday March 12...

*******LIONIZE*******
Steamrolling their way back to the Mansion House stage. Their recently released, critically acclaimed 'Alpha' ep is an awesome pleasure to the ear, and all should pick up a copy of their own, you won't be disappointed. www.Lionizemusic.com
Sharing the stage with Lionize, from Philadelphia, PA
KINGSNAKE - bringing thier blues based style of power rock to the Mansion House stage
Along with Mercersburg's hometown Rockers
MISFORTUNE FADES - Blowing the roof off once agian
Doors @ 8pm
Tickets just $10
Make your plans NOW!!!!!

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High and Mighty Brass Band! with Trouble City All-Stars
Mar
5
to Mar 6

High and Mighty Brass Band! with Trouble City All-Stars

There’s a reason that musical trailblazers from Galactic to DJ Logic have recently chosen to collaborate with High and Mighty Brass Band! and legends such as Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, and Trombone Shorty have chosen them to share the stage. Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences.

Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member. Just catching a single performance will make it abundantly clear why HMBB! is known as “a party in progress!”

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Tinsley Ellis
Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

Tinsley Ellis

2016 Rock Blues Album of the Year Nominee

*****TINSLEY ELLIS*****

"Feral blues guitar...non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor's edge... his eloquence dazzles...he achieves pyrotechnics that rival Beck and Clapton." -- Rolling Stone

"Ellis unleashed a torrent of dazzling musicianship pitched somewhere between the exhilarating volatility of rock and roll and the melancholic passion of urban blues." -- Los Angeles Times

"Raw and righteous, funky and strong." -- Village Voice

TinsleyEllis.com

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