May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on June 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm
THE MERCY ALLIANCE is an indie-rock trio led by Joe Rathbone, a seasoned songwriter, singer, and guitar player based in Washington, D.C., who has garnered a reputation for his lyrically rich, musically layered, song-driven studio albums. Both as a solo performer and a bandleader, he has brought his image-filled songs and evocative melodies to venues up and down the East Coast and across the country. Sirius XM and AAA stations like New York’s WFUV and Charlotte’s WNCW have championed the band and live radio performances have included WFUV’s “Words and Music” and public radio’s Mountain Stage. The band has shared stages with artists like Shawn Colvin, Tim Finn, Al Stewart, The Carpenter Ants, Israeli musical heroes “Rock Four,” Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, Steve Forbert and many more.
Bassist Ken Spector and vocalist/percussionist Andrew Ratliff (veterans of the Philly and DC indie scenes respectively, as former members of numerous bands) provide an energetic and dynamic rhythm section along with great harmonies, propping up Joe’s big guitar sound. Their live shows feature great grooves, ear-catching choruses, bold guitar solos, and a passionate, positive vibe.