I remember the last gig I played before the Covid nightmare was the tribute to Jimmy LaFave at the Paramount (link to Statesman article.)
Year 2018 Performance Highlights
Mandy is back in the Austin area and will be releasing her new album in a few weeks.
Saturday, October 18, GiddyUps, 12pm - 12am . A benefit featuring live music & a silent auction for Terry Russell, Calvin Russell's Bro. Mandy goes on at 1pm.
Saturday, May 5, GiddyUps a reunion and celebration of Jubal Clark, and a reunion of members of the Tom Pacheco band. They won't be here but a lot of the gang will be! Jubal's family Band, George Coyne, Doug Doty, Ray Ryan, John Casner, Boomer Norman — the list goes on!! Benefit for H.A.A.M. Music starts at 2pm. We play at 7:45 pm. Music all day!!
Wednesday, March 7,Mandy will be part of the annual tribute to Townes Van Zandt hosted by Butch Hancock at the Cactus Cafe in Austin. Townes' accompanists Mickey White and Donny Silverman, plus Rory Hancock, will be in the band, I'll play fiddle and sing a song. Many many great artists, contemporaries of Townes, will perform, a great show. Door 7:30pm; show 8pm. Please come!
Year 2017 Performance Highlights
Thursday, November 30, 6 pm, Starlight Theater in Terlingua, fiddle backup with Butch Hancock.
Saturday, September 30, Giddy Ups on Manchaca Rd., Mandy joins South Austin music veterans to honor Jubal Clark. 2 pm to 1 am.
Saturday July 15, 7 pm Westport Inn, Westport, CT private party
Friday, June 23, 7 pm at Brewster's Pizza, 9595 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley. This is a benefit for Cypress Creek Cafe, a great music venue which recently burned down. Suzanna Echkolm, Tish Hinojosa and more...
Friday, May 19th, 7 pm, Ross's Old Austin Cafe, 11,800 North Lamar, Austin, TX. A tribute to Jubal Clark and Calvin Russell, featuring the Jubal Clark Band.
Thursday, May 18th, 8 pm, Paramount Theater, Austin, TX. Jimmy LaFave Songwriter Rendezvous. A tribute gathering for our beloved friend as he openly endures terminal illness. We are honored to be a small part of this tribute.
Thursday, April 13, "Sip, Shop and Stroll" at The Owl Wine Bar and Home Goods along Main Street in downtown Elgin, TX. Great antiques and shopping, wine and hors d'oerves, music 5:15-7:30 pm., no cover. Come out!!
Sunday, March 19th, 2pm at Giddy Ups as part of Austin Spring Fling.
Saturday, March 18th, 6pm at B.B.Rovers as part of North by No Wristband.
Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14 Dinner and acoustic show Elgin Local Goods, 201 Main Street, Elgin, TX Hwy 290 East to Elgin (20 mins.) Heart of historic downtown.
Year 2015 Performance Highlights
Thursday, January 22 — The Encore Sound Stage, Wimberley, TX. Doors at 7 pm, house band opening, we play at 8:30. Kevin Hollingsworth will play guitar and sing harmony. Live show, all welcome, we'll also be recorded. Wimberley pals especially, please come out!!
Year 2014 Performance Highlights
Performed at A Celebration of the Life of Eve McArthur, Saturday Jan. 18th at the Palm Door. Performers and speakers included many of Eve's SXSW and musical friends -- members of the Supernatural Family Band, Ponty Bone, Nancy Scott, Butch Hancock, Troy Campbell, Christine Albert and Chris Gage, and others. Honored to be a part of this celebration; Friday, March 14th, Mandy played as a guest on fiddle with Ted Roddy in an acoustic set at the Monkey's Nest coffee shop, 5353 Burnet Rd. in Austin; Saturday, March 15, 6 pm Mandy played her own set at NX-No-Wristband at B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub in North Austin;Saturday April 5th, 8:30 pm Mandy returned to play a duo show playing violin/fiddle with Ted Roddy at the Monkey Nest coffee shop; Saturday April 12th, private party in Euland; Friday, May 19, Evangeline Cafe, Mandy played fiddle in Ted Roddy's band; Friday, May 23, 8:30 pm, Ted Roddy played The Monkey Nest with Mandy on fiddle; Friday, June 6 ,Mandy Mercier & Friends at The Monkey Nest. 8:30pm; Friday, June 13, 8:30 pm, with Ted Roddy at the The Monkey Nest; June 27, 8:30 pm, Ted Roddy at the The Monkey Nest with Mandy on fiddle; July 5, 6pm, Good Luck Grill in Manor, Texas, Ted Roddy performs, Mandy on fiddle; July 11, The Monkey Nest Coffee - Ted Roddy plays with Mandy on fiddle; July 13, Planet Casper!!! Casper Rawls hosts this weekly event at the The Continental Club 3:30pm in Austin with special guests Mandy, Ted Roddy, Sarah Brown on bass, and Ralph Power on drums; Sunday, July 27, 7 pm, El Mercado on South First, Mandy guests with Phil 'N the Potholes featuring Phil Bentley; Saturday, Aug. 23, Laguna Gloria, private event; Sunday, Aug. 17, 7 pm, El Mercado on South First, Mandy guests with Phil 'N the Potholes featuring Phil Bentley; Sunday, Aug. 31, 7 pm, El Mercado on South First, Mandy guests with Phil 'N the Potholes featuring Phil Bentley; Sunday, September 14, El Mercado: Mandy is again the guest artist this week with Phil n' the Potholes, Phil Bentley's band;Friday, October 10 at 8pm, Monkey Nest Coffee, 5353 Burnet Rd., Mandy joined Ted Roddy for some rompin', stompin' acoustic blues with Mandy on fiddle; Sunday, Dec. 21, The Continental Club, Austin at 3:30 - 6:30 pm! Mandy was a guest on Planet Casper featuring our brilliant and beloved host, Casper Rawls. Joining us will be the awesome Sarah Brown on bass and vocals — Sarah will sing her songs, Casper will do his and I'll do some of mine; and we'll have the incredible Lisa Pankrantz on drums. These are all world-class players and I was honored to join them.
Year 2013 Performance Highlights
Mandy performed during the Annual March Music Festival in Austin, on Friday, March 15th, at BB Rover's, the "NXNW Austin" showcase. Sunday March 17th, at G&S Lounge on South First St. in Austin during "that crazy week," Mandy played the SteadyBoy Records' showcase as a guest of label artist Freddie "Steady" Krc. Sunday April 7th, was at Giddy Ups Mandy playing A Tribute to Rich Minus, legendary Texas singer & songwriter. Other performers included Alvin Crow, Freddie "Steady" Krc, Ted Roddy, Leland Waddell, Will Sexton & Stephen Doster, and many others. She was joined onstage by Kevin Hollingsworth and Boomer Norman; Wednesday, April 17th at Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe. Mandy was a guest of the wonderful Nancy Scott, for her Songwriter's Circle; Saturday, June 15th, Mandy returned to B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub for an acoustic show accompanied by Kevin Hollingsworth and Boomer Norman; Tuesday, Sept. 24th at B.B. Rover's HAAM Benefit Day We did a 30-minute set. Kevin Hollingsworth and Boomer Norman joined me; Saturday, November 9th, Mandy played at the Grand Reopening of Giddy Ups on Manchaca Road in Far South Austin; Saturday, November 30th, Giddy Ups, celebration of Boomer and Sissy's wedding!; Sunday December 22nd, The Continental Club. Planet Casper, hosted by the great Casper Rawls. Casper has great guests every week and we're very honored to be among them once again. Also on the bill is the incredible David Halley we'll be swapping tunes and having a great time.
Year 2012 Performance Highlights
Thursday, February 23, Mandy performed at Jovita's in a benefit for Traci Lamar Hancock, "In the Name of the Dame." For more information about Traci's health challenge please see "In the Name of the Dame" on Facebook. You may make an online gift donation to Traci at www.traciforgrace.com; Tuesday, March 6, Republic Square Park, 4th & Guadalupe, 430 pm, Mandy performed in a concert series for the City of Austin. Mandy was accompanied by the marvelous Marvin Dykhuis; Saturday, March 17th, G&S Lounge on South First at Oltorf, John Conquest's Third Coast Music magazine presented their annual "NotSXSW" showcase. Mandy perform and was joined by Marvin Dykhuis on guitar and vocals; Thursday March 22nd, Giddy Ups. Mandy was the featured guest on Lost John Casner's new Songwriter Series, featuring Mandy's original material as well as that of John as host; Thursday April 19th, Lost John Casner's Songwriter Series continues at Giddy Ups with Mandy once again as featured guest, this time with additional featured guest Marvin Dykhuis; Thursday, May 31st, Giddy Ups, Mandy was again featured as special guest along with marvelous Marvin Dykhuis, at Lost John Casner's weekly series, "Texas Music Nights"; June 20th Mandy was the guest of Rush Evans on his show, "The Singer and the Song" on KOOP-FM radio, 91.7 or KOOP.org (live streaming);June 21st, Giddy Ups, Mandy returned to "Texas Music Nights" hosted by Lost John Casner. Mandy was the featured artist for this show; June 28th, The Continental Club, 1315 South Congress, Mandy joined host, the wonderful Casper Rawls and another great musician and friend Marvin Dykhuis for an acoustic show as part of the series, Planet Casper; Saturday July 21st, at B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub; Monday, August 13th, Giddy Ups, Mandy did a very special edition of "Texas Music Nights." This series has been moved to Monday nights and Mandy welcomes David Halley, the night's co-featured act, along with series host Lost John Casner; Nov. 3, private party in Crystal Falls, Texas; Sunday November 11, The Waterhole Saloon, Garfield, TX, A Tribute to Calvin Russell, featuring house band Speedy Sparks on bass, Gabe Rhodes and Spencer Jarmon on guitar, Matt Hubbard on keyboards and Leland Waddell on drums. We are honored to be included in this lineup which will also include J.T. Van Zandt, Jon Dee Graham, R.C. Banks and others. This will be a great celebration of the life of a truly charismatic and soulful man and musician. Hosted by Mrs. Cynthia Russell; Tuesday, December 18th, Scholz's Garten, Mandy played a benefit for Hank Sinatra which was also a birthday celebration for Blaze Foley.
Year 2011 Performance Highlights
Sunday, March 20th at 11:30 p.m. at G&S Lounge Mandy was featured in a "NotSXSW Showcase" sponsored by 3rd Coast Music magazine. All-day lineup will included Roy Heinrich & the Pickups, Sisters Morales and Susan Cowsill - Susan will be performing as part of "The Hobarts" with Jon Dee Graham and Freedie Johnson. Mandy will follow the "The Hobarts" to close out the show with an acoustic set at 1130 p.m.; Mandy was featured on "Around the Town Sounds" Saturday April 2nd on KOOP-FM hosted by Rush Evans; Saturday, April 2nd, B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub, 8 pm to 11 pm; Sunday, April 16th, Tribute to Calvin Russell, Ruta Maya Coffee House, South Congress, Austin, TX, 2 pm to 6 pm. Mandy was performing along with many other special guests; Thursday, June 30 at The Continental Club in Austin, Mandy was the guest of Casper Rawls at his weekly show, "Planet Casper". The great Casper Rawls hosts different configurations of music each week and Mandy is really happy and honored to join her friend Casper for this one; July 9th was the date of the Texas Music Awards in Linden, Texas, hosted by the Academy of Texas Music. Mandy won the "Academy Award of Distinction" for her current release, "Singer in a Roadhouse Band" on Wild Cantinas Records;Sunday, Sept. 4th at Momo's Club, Austin, Mandy was part of a Texas Music Awards Showcase for Austin musicians who won awards this year from the Academy of Texas Music. Austin winners included Bob Livingston for "Gypsy Alibi," Album of the Year: Chris Gage, Multi-Instrumentalist of the Year; Tim Henderson and Freddy Powers, Lifetime Achievement Awards; Bob Cheevers, who won Singer-Songwriter of the Year and is organizing the event; as announced elsewhere and with thanks, Mandy was honored with the Academy Award of Distinction, a new category decided solely by audience votes, for her album, "Singer in a Roadhouse Band."; Sept. 17, Hole in the Wall Tribute to Blaze Foley and screening of the documentary film, "Duct Tape Messiah" directed by Kevin Triplett. Mandy performed immediately following the screening of the film along with Lost John Casner, another of Blaze's good friends and colleagues in a special duo performance; October 14th - 16th, Giddy Ups will host a reunion of performers from the legendary Austin Outhouse. Last year's reunion was a great and soulful success, and many of the Outhouse regulars who included Lost John Casner, the Rhythm Rats, Dickie Lee Erwin, Ted Roddy, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell. George Ensle, the Keepers, Mandy Mercier and many more will reprise their appearances this year. Mandy will performed Saturday evening; Saturday, Oct. 29th, B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub, Mandy returned to one of the best clubs in Austin supporting live music.
Year 2010 Performance Highlights
CD RELEASE!!! "Singer in a Roadhouse Band" (Wild Cantinas) at Amelia's Retro-Vogue and Relics, part of Third Coast Music Showcase, Saturday March 20th, NOTSXSW outlaw show; AUSTIN OUTHOUSE REUNION, April 9-10-11, Giddy Ups in Manchaca at end of Manchaca Road, this will be a 3-night reunion to remember!! Mandy's set is at 8 pm on SATURDAY night. The whole gang will be there -- Billy Joe Shaver, Lost John Casner, Beth Galiger, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Calvin Russell, Eric Blakely, and a host of others -- so many a third night has been added!! Mandy was accompanied by Kevin Hollingsworth; Mandy played April 23 at Maria's Taco Express!;Wednesday May 5th, there was a screening of "Blaze Foley, Duct Tape Messiah," a documentary about our late friend, at the UT Communications Bldg. Mandy was part of a brief panel discussion after the screening along with DJ Larry Monroe, filmmaker Kevin Triplett and the great musician (and Foley cohort) Gurf Morlix; Mandy is played B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub on Saturday, May 15th; June 19, Mandy did a special show in co-concert with Pat Mears and Mickey White at Giddy Ups; June 26th, Mandy played again at Giddy Ups in Manchaca, A Benefit for Ray Holland; July 7th, Mandy played at Vinny's Cafe on Barton Springs Road in Austin; Saturday July 24th, Mandy played at B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub. Mandy was accompanied by musical ace Cam King, who's a guitar wizard and also writes his own great songs; Wednesday, August 4th Mandy played Vinny's Cafe on Barton Springs Road in Austin; Saturday, August 14th, Mandy returned to Giddy Ups in Manchaca with the "Tri-Namic Triad" of herself, Pat Mears and Mickey White. September 1st, Thom the World Poet's has asked Mandy to be the featured guest once again this first Wednesday in September poetry and music night at South Austin Bar & Grill, the former "Vinny's" location on Barton Springs Road in Austin; Saturday, October 23rd Mandy played B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub, on the night of the full moon!;Tribute to Al Grierson: Wednesday November 3rd, at South Austin Bar & Grill, tonight we honored Al Grierson, who drowned in a flash flood 10 years ago this date. Al was an incredible performer of both music and spoken word, and wrote incredible songs.
Year 2009 Performance Highlights
Friday Jan. 2, Mandy Mercier at Maria's Taco Xpress, acoustic duo with Kevin Hollingsworth on guitar;Wed. Feb. 4th, Mandy with band at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Highland Lakes Bar;SXSW: Wed. March 18th Austin Convention Center, 7 pm is the premier screening of "Drunken Angel" [working title] the Blaze Foley documentary which will air at last!!! Musical performance as time permits (including Mandy) doing Blaze's great songs, and Mandy is one of the people interviewed in the film itself; Sat. March 21st, B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub, an EARLY set at BB Rover's, Mandy played for the NXNW (North by No Wristband) festival; Sunday, March 22, at The Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin there was a ceremony to induct musicians into a "walk of fame" and this year's honorees include Blaze Foley. Mandy sang some songs by Blaze as part of the celebration; Tuesday, March 24th, Mandy sat in with Tom Pacheco at the The Cactus Café in Austin. Tom is a great singer-songwriter and Mandy played fiddle with Tom in New York, Austin, Woodstock and other spots on the map for years, a long, long time ago; Saturday, May 2nd, at Ruta Maya Coffee House in Austin, Mandy played an acoustic set followed by Tiny Tin Hearts. The concert and silent auction, etc. are a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Wednesday, May 6th, 7 pm, Mandy played at Vinny's on Barton Springs Road. Featured act with Thom the World Poet hosting. Saturday, May 16th, Mandy played at B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub in North Austin. Thursday, May 21st, Mandy played Maria's Taco Express with Kevin Hollingsworth on guitar; Thursday, May 28th, Mandy back at Maria's Taco Express; Saturday, July 4th, Club Rob in Jewett, Texas hosted a special all-day event featuring Shake Russell Trio with Mandy Mercier, accompanied by Kevin Hollingsworth, opening; Friday, July 10th, Mandy played at Maria's Taco Express on South Lamar in Austin; Saturday, July 18th, Mandy played at B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub; Saturday Oct. 3rd Mandy returned to B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub in North Austin. Sunday, Oct. 11th Mandy played at The Continental Club on South Congress in Austin in a benefit for Norwood House. Saturday, Oct. 24th, at Threadgill's "Old No. 1" on North Lamar Blvd. Mandy will participated in a tribute to Walter Hyatt; December 2, Vinny's Cafe on Barton Springs Road in Austin, Mandy was the featured artist with Thom the World Poet and other performers of music and poetry.
Year 2008 Performance Highlights
Jan. 5 Celebration of the Life of Nancy Flaniken. 2:00 pm onward, Hope Chapel, 6701 Arroyo Seco, Austin, TX 78757 (512) 377-3900. Mandy played accompanied by Kevin Hollingsworth at the request of Nancy's husband, our great friend and musical supporter, Duggan Flaniken; others will include Imperial Golden Crown Harmonizers, Malford Milligan, Natalie Zoe, Wendy Colonna and many more; Jan. 11th, Friday, Jovita's, South First Street in Austin, Mandy and Friends; January 31, Thursday, Mandy played at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport; Feb. 14th, Thurs. 7 p.m., Valentine's Day Show at The Oaks in Manor, Texas; Feb. 17th, Monday, Guy Schwartz Blues B'day Bash, Houston, Texas; March 13th, Thursday, Mandy played fiddle with Rosie Flores at Mean-Eyed Cat in Austin; March 14th, Friday, Mandy performed at Threadgill's Old No. 1 as part of the WALTER HYATT CD RELEASE celebration and tribute to Uncle Walt's Band; March 15th, Mandy performed at Austin Farmers' Market; March 15th Mandy performed a showcase set at B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub; March 27th Mandy celebrated her birthday (!) with a featured set at The Oaks in Manor, Texas; April 10th at The Oaks in Manor, Texas, Mandy played a special set along with touring headliner Vince Bell; May 3rd, TEXAS MUSIC AWARDS, Academy of Texas Music, Palestine, Texas. This is a formal event, advance ticket purchase required, to find out about tickets and for more information see www.texasmusicawards.org Mandy is nominated as Singer-Songwriter of the Year!!; May 17th, Mandy returned to B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub for an acoustic performance;May 25th, at The Oaks in Manor, all-day Memorial Concert and Benefit for the Family of Chris Gaffney, a great musician who passed away April 17th. Mandy played fiddle with Rick & Jos Dinsmore. For more information see Chris Gaffney's special website, helpgaff.com and/or the website for The Oaks, theoakslive.com; June 7th, Saturday, Austin Farmers' Market Downtown: Mandy played along with two other musical acts as part of the Farmer's Market Celebration; June 11th, Wednesday, at 7 pm at BookPeople in Austin, Mandy will perform as part of a Book Signing Party for "Women in Texas Music" by Kathleen Hudson; June 19th, Thursday, 7 pm at The Oaks in Manor, Songwriter Night with special guest hosts Rick Dinsmore and Jocelyn Callard. Mandy will be the featured artist this night; June 26th, Thursday, at The Oaks in Manor, Mandy plays a guest set at Sharon and Andre's Songwriter Night;June 28th, Saturday, Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe. Mandy did a gig on fiddle backing up the great Rosie Flores; July 10th, Thursday, at The Oaks Mandy was the featured songwriter at Songwriter Night; July 14th, Monday, Threadgill's World Headquarters (SOUTH Location) Barton Springs Rd. at Riverside. Butch Hancock host the Woody Guthrie Birthday Tribute!! Mandy did some songs along with lots of other special guests!; July 19th, Saturday, at B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub; July 30th, Wednesday, Threadgill's Old No. 1, Mandy played with host Freddie Steady Krc and Cam King, for a night of collaboration and musical fun!; Friday, Oct. 17th, Ruta Maya Coffee House, Penn Field off South Congress, "Blaze-O-Rama" a tribute to Blaze Foley with very special guests and friends of Blaze, our late, great brother; Saturday, Oct. 18th, B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub; Wednesday, Nov. 5th at Threadgill's South, 7 pm Mandy will perform as part of the Gram Parsons Birthday Celebration also featuring and hosted by Patterson Barrett, along with Cam King, Rosie Flores, Freddie Krc, Christine Albert and many, many more; Wednesday, Nov. 12th Mandy will be a guest on "Walter Hyatt Radio" on wxou.org which airs LIVE from Rochester, MI from 5-7 pm their local time (see website). Josh Yax does a weekly show featuring the music of Walter Hyatt and music influenced by him. We are honored to participate in this show honoring the great Walter Hyatt, our friend and inspiration!! To listen and for more info go to www.wxou.org. Friday, Nov. 28th, Ruta Maya, Mandy played as part of the Benefit for the Old Quarter to help out Wrecks Bell!! For a great article about Wrecks see the story in the Houston Press. This legendary venue in Galveston was hit hard by the hurricane and we're all trying to help Wrecks get back on his feet!!! Other performers include Mickey White, Mark Ambrose, Eric Hisaw, Jonny Burke from The Dedringers, Front Porch Gypsies and more!!! Mandy goes on at 9:20 p.m., right after Mickey White!! Also featuring very special guest Spencer Perskin. Thanks for your support.
Year 2007 Performance Highlights
Wed. Jan. 31st, Whole Foods Market, Austin, 11 am to 1230 pm. Great outdoor Farmer's Market in front of Whole Foods at 6th & Lamar in Austin; Wednesday, Feb. 7th, Whole Foods Market, Austin, 10:30 am to noon, then University of Texas Campus, Farmer's Market, noon to 2 pm (approx); Saturday, Feb. 10th, Mandy played at the Austin Farmer's Market downtown; Wednesday, February 14, 2007, Valentine's Day, Mandy played at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport; Mandy will played every WEDNESDAY MORNING at Whole Foods Market, 6th and Lamar in Austin, as Part of the Austin Farmer's Market weekly celebration starting Wednesday January 3, 2007 through March 7th; Saturday March 3rd, Mandy played at B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub, on Jolleyville Road in North Austin.; Tuesday March 6th, Mandy was invited to be a special guest of Barbara K at Barbara's "TexAmericana Social Hour" at Threadgill's South on Riverside for a special salute to Townes Van Zandt.; Sunday, March 11th, Mandy played at Ruta Maya Coffee House with John Casner and others at a party to celebrate the release of a documentary about Blaze Foley.; SXSW Double-Header!!! Mandy plays Friday night March 16th from 7-9 pm at Sambet's Cajun Deli on Spicewood Springs Road in North Austin. Then Mandy heads on over to B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub on Jolleyville Road, for a 10 pm showcase.; Saturday, March 17th Million Musicians March for Peace, downtown Austin (Capitol), followed by After-March party at Threadgill's South (Riverside at Barton Springs) hosted by Barbara K!; Wed. April 11th, Mandy was a guest at Cafe Caffeine -- Thom the World Poet hosted a night of poetry and music; April 18th, Mandy returned to Cafe Caffeine for a night of poetry and music hosted by Thom the World Poet; May 2nd at Vinny's on Barton Springs Road in Austin, Mandy featured along with Amara Grace at Thom the World Poet's weekly poets' and musicians' gathering.; May 9th, Mandy returned to Cafe Caffeine for a night of poetry and music hosted by Thom the World Poet; May 17th, Mandy played at "The Oaks" in Manor, TX as the featured songwriter on the club's "Songwriter Night" series hosted by Sharon Matthews.; June 6th, Mandy at Vinny's for a show hosted by Thom the World Poet -- also featuring the poet, Jazz One.; June 13th, Mandy returned to Cafe Caffeine in Austin.; June 16th, B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub, Mandy was part of a group show hosted by David Patrick Dunn and featuring Mandy's songs among others; August 17th Mandy played fiddle in the band for her good friend Rosie Flores at a great new club, Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe in Austin; August 18th, Mandy played at B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub in North Austin ;Wednesday, August 29th, Mandy played at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport; Saturday, September 1st Mandy played at the Austin Farmer's Market; September 8th, Mandy backed up Rosie Flores, playing fiddle with rockin' Rosie on guitar, full band, at The Oaks in Manor; Friday and Saturday, September 28th and 29th, Mandy played fiddle backing up the great Rosie Flores at Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe in Austin; Sunday, Oct. 14th, Private Party, Threadgill's South, Austin: Marvin Dykhuis, Mandy Mercier, Sam Baker and Jimmy LaFave, plus special guests, Michael Fracasso, Gurf Morlix, Beryl Armstrong and Danny Britt; Saturday October 27th, Mandy played B.B. Rover's Cafe and Pub on Jolleyville Road in Austin; Sunday, Oct. 28th there was a special memorial and tribute to Gary Primich hosted by Tina Rose and featuring many of Gary's band members and close friends including "Juke" Logan and Jim Starboard; Monday Nov. 5th, Threadgill's South, Austin: First Annual Gram Parsons Hoot Night and Tribute Concert hosted by Patterson Barrett and featuring, among others, Christine Albert, Cam King, Sara Hickman, Mandy Mercier, Randy Weeks, and others, benefiting SIMS Foundation; Wednesday, Nov. 14th, Threadgill's "Old No, 1" Reunion at the NORTH Threadgill's on Lamar, Warren Hood hosted a reunion of Champ Hood's Troubadours with Marvin Dykhuis, Casper Rawls, Ivan Brown, Ron Erwin, and guests; Mandy was one of the performers; Sunday, November 18th, at Jovita's on South First in Austin: Mandy performed as part of a benefit concert for bass player Wash Hamilton, who is facing a health challenge. Lots of great bands starting in the afternoon including Ponty Bone, Boomer Norman, Ernie Durawa y Los Jazz Vatos, Texana Dames, Jane Bond, Shelley King;Friday, December 21st, Mandy backed up Rosie Flores for Rosie's return to Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe on Ben White in Austin. .
Year 2006 Performance Highlights
Sunday, Jan. 8th, Mandy plays at Alice's Restaurant in Niederwald, TX from 4 to 6 pm.; Friday, Feb. 3rd, 7 pm Mandy will play at Bookwomen in Austin as part of a book release party for "Deal Me In," poetry by Ayce Guynn, illustrated by Jesse "Guitar" Taylor. Marvin Dykhuis and Jesse Taylor will perform along with Mandy, as well readings from the book. Bookwoman is located at 12th & Lamar, Austin next to The Tavern.; Saturday Feb. 11th, FOLK ALLIANCE Mandy has been invited to perform as a guest artist of the Austin Performing Songwriters' Group during their showcase at Folk Alliance.; Monday night Feb. 13th, FOLK ALLIANCE Mandy plays an additional, special tribute showcase with Steve Brooks in honor of the late Al Grierson.; Sunday, Feb. 19th, Mandy played at Alice's Restaurant in Niederwald. We are celebrating Dan Earhart Appreciation Day.; Sunday, February 26, Alice's Restuarant in Neiderwald for a big benefit brunch and concert for Dan Earhart.; Saturday, March 4th Mandy played at BB Rover's in North Austin.; SXSW March 17th, Friday: Mandy played with her full rock band during Clifford Antone's showcase at Guero's on South Congress; Sunday, April 9th, Mandy plays Alice's Restaurant in Niederwald, Texas; Sunday, May 14th, Mandy returned to Alice's Restuarant in Niederwald.;Saturday, June 3rd, Mandy played BB Rover's in North Austin.; Saturday, July 22nd, 9 pm Mandy returned to BB Rover's in North Austin.; Saturday, July 29th, Mandy played at Farm to Market Grocery at 1718 South Congress Avenue in the SoCo district, Austin.; Friday Aug. 11th Mandy played fiddle with Dana Cooper at Cypress Creek Cafe in Wimberley, TX.; Saturday, Aug. 12th Mandy plays with Dana Cooper at Austin Acoustic Series, University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio Street. Thursday Aug. 17th at BB Rover's. Mandy will be played a special show with Rover's host, songwriter and performer David Patrick Dunn and other friends.; Sunday, August 20th, Mandy will be returned to Alice's Restaurant; CD RELEASE!!! A release party for Mandy's new album, "Run Out of Darkness" on Wild Cantinas Records, was Saturday, November 18th at Guero's Taco Bar in South Austin.; A Tribute to Blaze Foley celebrating the release of some newly remastered recordings by Gurf Morlix will be held at Ruta Maya on Saturday December 23rd. Lost John Casner, Gurf Morlix, Mandy and many others performed.; Saturday, Dec. 30th Mandy played at the Austin Farmer's Market Downtown