2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: New West Records

The Whistles And The Bells

Friday, March 18
8:00PM - 8:40PM


Listen to Mercy Please

The Whistles & The Bells is the nome de song of Nashville-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bryan Simpson. His debut full-length album, released in 2015 on New West Records (Steve Earle, Ben Folds, Nikki Lane), is an accomplished effort that threads together rousing indie rock, southern folk, gritty alt-country and gospel to create a rich musical tapestry that matches the intense soul searching of his evocative and poetic lyrics.

Recorded with Grammy Award winning engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Thile, Buddy Guy), the eponymous album’s musical experimentation and exploration calls to mind Wilco's opus, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, while the powerful introspection and conviction reminds of Buddy Miller's beloved, Universal United House of Prayer. “Mercy Please” both kicks off the album and exemplifies the record’s scope and Simpson’s “blind man walking approach" that he often takes in his genre blurring songwri...

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