We bootlegged ourselves doing a duo version of one of our favorites
What do you do when you're original drummer comes to town and wants to rehearse his favorite tune? Turn up the amp vibrato, push the vocals to the back, and let the drums do the talking. We don't think it's too shabby for a two man practice and an iPhone recording. We hope you enjoy hearing it even half as much as we enjoyed playing it.
GreyMarket is another Tampa/St.Pete based act of which we have been fans for going on a decade. They are a duo, and are about to release their 4th studio album this weekend, May 7th, 2016, in Ybor City. We thought releasing a duo version of a Mercy McCoy tune would be a cool way to pay some homage to a band that has been an a real inspiration as we have grown over the years. These guys are polished, exciting, and are really exceptional songwriters. They are true showmen, and their performances are "all-in" every time. We are excited about their new record, and thought it would be fun to tip our hats with this "bootleg."
More on Justin...
Goodbye isn't the right word. If you weren't following our social media earlier this year, you wouldn't know that we have said a sad (and hopefully temporary) farewell to Justin Stoddard as the original drummer in our starting line up. Justin reluctantly took a hiatus from the group in mid January 2016 to pursue his life's other passion in the Craft Brewing & Spirits world. Those close to Mercy McCoy know that Justin is a talented and nationally recognized Bartender/ Mixologist, which earned him an opportunity he couldn't refuse on the other West Coast.
We are hopeful that Justin will still be part of the formula, and we stayed true to that goal when he traveled through Tampa Bay in March (2016) for this session. Hopefully much more to come from the original Mercy McCoy line up in the coming months.