Mercy releases 'Bad Habit'

Expressive vocals and deep rock, soul and blues instrumentals mark Rogue Valley band Mercy's new CD titled "Bad Habit."

Singer Lynda Morrison takes her cue for vocals on the album's 10 tracks from such artists as Lydia Pense of Cold Blood, Janis Joplin, Beth Hart, Ann Wilson of Heart and others.

Rounding out Mercy's sound is guitarist Dave Day, who "plays a little guitar," he says, along with Gary Nisbet on keyboards and flute and Denny Carmassi on drums and percussion.

Most of the CD's songs were written by Day, Morrison or Nisbet, with the exception of Barbara Lynn Ozen's "I'm a Good Woman," Joe Thomas' and Howard Biggs' "Got You On My Mind" and John Lingafelter's "My Hometown."

Harmonica player Broadway Phil Newton plays a strong harp break on the title cut, "Bad Habit."

Lingafelter plays bass on "Meet Me in the Moonlight," "Wish You Were Here," "My Hometown," "Common Bond," "Moan," "I'm a Good Woman" and the title cut.

"Bad Habit" downloads are available online at Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby. Search "Mercy Bad Habit."

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