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Sessions from Studio A - Big Dog Mercer

Marty "Big Dog" Mercer is a guitarist, songwriter, and member of the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. Hear his live performance in Studio A and our conversation about discovering the blues, overcoming addiction, and telling his father to "dig your own ditch".

Find more from Big Dog Mercer on his website and Facebook page and check out behind-the-scenes video below!

Big Dog Mercer performing "Scratchin' Fleas" live in WNIJ's Studio A

Big Dog Mercer performing "Prelude" & "Helpless" live in WNIJ's Studio A

Big Dog Mercer performing "I Feel Like I Could Die" live in WNIJ's Studio A

Big Dog Mercer performing "Revelation" live in WNIJ's Studio A

Big Dog Mercer performing "It Ain't Easy" live in WNIJ's Studio A

Spencer's creativity shows up in a variety of spaces on-air and online for WNIJ. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Communications and Digital Media Production. Spencer's interest in multimedia comes from a mix of his love for arts and music with an interest in technology.
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