It's what he calls Afrosippi Blues. Veteran Colorado bluesman Dan Treanor is at it again. Following the success of the critically acclaimed Northern Blues release - AFRICAN WIND - that featured the classic vocals of Frankie Lee, MERCY continues down that eclectic path he calls Afrosippi Blues. Joined this time by his outstanding band, African Wind, and show casing the soulful voice of long time blues singer Rex Peoples, MERCY twists and turns through a musical land scape of African grooves, Delta Soul, hill country raunch, and Rhythm & Blues class. MERCY is totally unapologetic when it comes to exploring the deep connection between West African griot music and American Blues. Dan's hand made African string instruments again play a prominent role in creating this Afrosippi sound. This is roots music at it's purest and rawest form. MERCY is full of style, passion, fun, excitment and many unexpected twists and turns. Dan, Rex, and the band have created a vision of the blues that travels far beyond the three chord shuffle and overused cliches found so often in blues music today. AFRICAN WIND received critical accolades because it dared to be different. MERCY raises the bar even higher. This is music for blues lovers that not only feel the blues but ponder the origins and connections between the cultures and the people that gave rise to this purest of American musical art forms. 'I do not play no rock and roll, y'all. I just play straight and natchel blue.' MISSISSIPPI FRED McDOWELL.