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Jason Mercer is a multi-instrumental Canadian musician playing double bass, electric bass, banjo and guitar. He currently tours as a member of Ron Sexsmith's band and resides in New York City.
He was a member of the alternative rock band Bourbon Tabernacle Choir in the 1980s and 1990s. When that band broke up, Mercer joined Ani DiFranco's band and moved to NYC to study double bass with Orin Obrien and Michael Moore.
He has appeared as a guest musician on albums by Ani Difranco, Rick Moranis, Ron Sexsmith, Utah Phillips, Jason Collett, Ana Egge, Matt Keating, Annie Keating, and Luther Wright and the Wrongs, among others.
He has appeared onstage with the likes of Feist, Norah Jones, The BareNaked Ladies, Rick Moranis, Coldplay, John Hiatt, Bob Dylan, Maceo Parker, Bill Frizell, Jesse Harris, and Tony Scherr, among others.
TV appearances include David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno, Sessions at West 54th, Jules Holland, Bravo, A&E, and Live with Regis and Kelly.
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