The Glimpses

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About their single, “What a Day May Bring”: “The vocals and the music both hold their own bits of goodness so the combination is kinda like chocolate and peanut butter. [Mercedes] has a voice that is a once in a generation thing…” — DivaShane, Music

“With songs that haunt and a voice that uplifts, Mercedes Mill brings new truth to age-old stories of love, yearning, heartbreak and hope.” — Alice Stephens,

The Glimpses are an Alexandria, Virginia-based roots rock/American duo. Drawing from folk, country blues, Memphis soul and rock n’ roll, Mercedes Mill and Matthew Leonard conjure a bewitching mix of sound and lyrics, steeped in soaring melodies and honeyed harmonies. Their paths converged one summer day at a recording studio, and they’ve been making music together ever since. Inspired by a great range of artists including Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Emmylou Harris, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, they’ve toured nationally and have played at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, The Mint in Los Angeles, Two Old Hippies in Nashville, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Black Potatoe Music Festival in NJ, The Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, and many other notable venues. Their performances are dynamic and engaging, drawing comparisons to the legendary collaborations of Richard & Linda Thompson, Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, and the The Civil Wars.