BELLEVILLE + TENDER MERCIES
Mark Caputo - guitar/ vocals
Marc Burnstein - guitar/ vocals
David McCullough - bass
Hal Marcus - keys/ vocals
David Zirbel - pedal steel guitar
Scott Kirkpatrick - drums/ vocals
Nearly 20 years after they first formed in Oakland, CA, Belleville's well-honed musical craftsmanship has finally yielded their fourth and most fully-realized official album, Turn The Medicine Down. The album features the talents of music veterans Tommy Dunbar and Al Chan from the legendary Rubinoos, drummer Jim Bogios of Counting Crows and Sheryl Crow, and keyboardist Suzie Davis - whose credits include Mick Jagger's solo touring band, Prince's "I Would Die 4U," and Sinead O'Connor's notorious Pope-photo-shredding Saturday Night Live appearance.
Dan Vickrey - vocals/ guitar
Patrick Winningham - vocals/ guitar
Kurt Stevenson - vocals/ bass
Jim Bogios - vocals/ drums
Tender Mercies is a side project, of a sort, that includes two Counting Crows -- Dan Vickrey on guitar and vocals and drummer Jim Bogios. The band's origins actually go back 20 years, to the time when Vickrey first came to the San Francisco Bay Area. One of the first people he met was Patrick Winningham, who was the manager of the Hotel Utah, one of the best singer/songwriter venues in San Francisco. Winningham was also a songwriter and enlisted Vickrey, and bass player Kurt Stevenson, for the group that became Tender Mercies.