Mercies formed in 2009 as a creative outlet for Josh Rheault and Sammy Dent. After some time of casually exchanging demos, the collaboration turned into a serious musical partnership. Josh and his family began restoring an old tobacco barn in rural Connecticut, giving Mercies a dedicated space for writing and recording. In “The Barn”, during the harsh New England winter, Mercies wrote and recorded their debut LP Three Thousand Days. Their next project, The Ballet EP, was a collaboration with The Charlottesville Ballet and became part of the ballet company’s repertoire in 2012.