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Bio: The Mercy Wheel sounds like Michigan. It sounds like rootsy rock and roll. Although all members of the band grew up on the sandy dunes of the great lakes, each brings their own set of experiences and influence to the band's sound. Frontman Tony Bakker, along with band members Scott Kuyper, Je...See Full Bio
"It’s a humbling experience for Tony Bakker to be sitting in a recording studio near downtown Grand Rapids listening to the rhythm section of his band, Mercy Wheel, cutting the first tracks of the Holland alt-country group’s forthcoming debut album. A year ago, Bakker, vocalist and lead guitarist of Mercy Wheel, was preparing to leave a behind-the-scenes career in the country music industry in Nashville, Tenn., to return to the West Michigan lakeshore. He brought an impressive collection of original songs home with him, reflecting on profound changes in his life while examining the relationships with the people closest to him, capturing thoughts and feelings about turning 30 years old and reassessing all of his hopes and dreams. The Sentinel was granted an exclusive glimpse of the sessions at Stone House Recording Studio in Grand Rapids as Tony Bakker and Mercy Wheel made its first album last weekend…" Read more: http://www.hollandsentinel.com/article/20140117/NEWS/140119238/?tag