Marty “Big Dog” Mercer's heartfelt, southpaw Blues, and soulful voice have growled through the Midwest music scene and abroad. Mercer's ability to combine emotional lyrics that tell stories of life and his aggressive guitar style and his slide guitar abilities makes him an artist unlike any other.
The 6'10”, 300 lb man owns every stage he walks on and his personality is as large as his stature.
Performing close to 200 shows every year, he and his band have captured the attention of fans and critics alike. Marty "Big Dog" Mercer was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2016.