Local artist of the week Mercy Bell is a Nashville based Americana artist. She writes music heavily inspired by traditional American folk, ’60s folk and early ’90s songwriters she grew up listening to.
She was born in Boston, MA, spent her childhood in California and moved back to Massachusetts as a teenager. She studied history at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. After college she moved to New York City to pursue music hardly knowing anyone, with a duffle bag, an air mattress and a guitar. In 2010 she launched a successful Kickstarter project to create her first album All Good Cowboys before making her way to Music City.
Her most recent effort features two singles including “Home” which you hear below and all week long on Lightning 100.