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Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths

Don Merckle & The Blacksmiths

Americana / Americana / Americana/Folk/Rock Charleston, SC  US
Drunk Girls
Drunk Girls
Ballad of an Angry Man
Ballad of an Angry Man
On My Own
On My Own


Murder on My Mind


  • Sat

    Feb 14

    Columbia, SC, US | 11:00am

    MARDI GRAS 2015 Mardi Gras 2015 is fast approaching! This year Columbia’s festivities include the Krewe de Columbi Ya Ya Mardi Gras parade, the all-day Animal Mission Party Animals Mardi Gras festival, and a new addition- the Lagniappe 5k run. All the fun takes place on Saturday, February 14, 2015. The Parade: Let the good times roll! The Mardi Gras Festival is a family-friendly fundraiser for the Animal Mission of the Midlands, featuring a legendary musical lineup orchestrated by the father of Columbia’s Mardi Gras, Kaptain Tom Hall.



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  • Chavilbus (Artist)
    Excellent feeling and sound, like this mix of influences, really good music here !



Don Merckle


Kevin Pettit


Jason Brachman


Stan Gardner


Chris Lawther



Sounds Like: The Avett Brothers, Robert Earl Keen, Frank Turner, Hayes Carll, Mumford and Sons

Label: Jangly Records

Bio: A darkly honest and wry singer/songwriter out of Charleston, South Carolina, Donald
Merckle's tunes have one foot in the foot-stompin' Celtic punk of The Pogues and Dropkick
Murphys and another firmly planted in the alt-country tradition popularized by Uncle
Tupelo, Whiskeytown, and the Drive-by ...See Full Bio

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“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. Expect to hear the roots-grass, alt-country rock, and raw energy of Merckle’s former bands”

— The Woodshed Archive

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