During this time, music became his constant companion, the voices of melodic misfits like Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Nina Simone lending him the courage to blaze his own trail. He spent the years after high school honing his talent as a drummer in local bands, but a growing passion for songwriting pushed him to branch off and pursue a solo career. After becoming a regular at venues around Santa Fe and Albuquerque,Mercury Slim headed west to try his luck in the City of Angels.
Three years in LA have helped Mercury Slim refine his sound into its current iteration: an uplifting blend of old and new influences that lands somewhere between psychedelic folk and R&B. The self-taught musician draws inspiration from his psycho-spiritual and somewhat chaotic upbringing in the Southwest.
Whether singing about love, loss, or disdain for society, his central message is our ability to rise above.
Mercury Slim is currently recording his debut album with producer Jon Gilbert (Mt. Joy, The Kills, Adam Melchore)