05.23.11 New album from Ben's Fistful of Mercy bandmate Joseph Arthur available now

by kevin

New album from Ben's Fistful of Mercy bandmate Joseph Arthur available now

http://josepharthur.com/news/index.htm

NEW ALBUM: THE GRADUATION CEREMONY COMING MAY 24th!

Joseph Arthur’s music has been described as “a dynamic swirl of noise that somehow appears magically around him” (NPR), “emotional (but tuneful) exorcisms” (Entertainment Weekly), and “lush, poetic, squalling, spiritual, and strange. Just like life” (Boston Globe). Vanity Fair has hailed him as “one of our most emotionally revealing and talented singer-songwriters.” Michael Stipe once told the Los Angeles Times, “Jo is one of those rare writer-performers where you get the sense, whatever you believe, that something greater is being channeled through his music and voice…It touches something very deep and universal.” more»

05.20.11 Ben Harper interview from ABC Radio in Australia

by kevin

"Ben Harper talks bands, gospel and his grandparents famous instrument shop ."

Here is the link to listen to or download a 14 minute interview with Ben from ABC Radio in Australia:

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/musicshow/stories/2011/3223112.htm

05.20.11 A night in the studio with Fistful of Mercy - Video featuring 'Pale Blue Eyes', 'Buckets of Rain', & more

by kevin

A night in the studio with Fistful of Mercy - Video featuring 'Pale Blue Eyes', 'Buckets of Rain', & more

I found this great video of Fistful of Mercy performing a few songs in studio. It's from the session where they recorded the version of 'Pale Blue Eyes' (http://www.benharper.com/music/joints/fistful-mercy-pale-blue-eyes) that was released on Record Store Day. According to the FoM Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/fistfulofmercy), the recording session took place at F.P.S.H.O.T (Friar Park Studio, Henley-on-Thames), which was Dhani's father George Harrison's home recording studio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friar_Park). The songs performed in the video are 'Fistful of Mercy', 'Things Go Round', 'Father's Son', 'Pale Blue Eyes', and 'Buckets of Rain'. The video is about 20 minutes long and was filmed by Benji Barnes. Here is the link:

http://vimeo.com/21547448

FOM
by BENJI BARNES

A night in the studio with fistful of mercy.
ben harper
dhani harrison
joseph arthur
jessy grenne.
amazing studio, talented musicians, camera. a fun evening.

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