10.19.10 Relix Interview with Fistful of Mercy

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Relix Interview with Fistful of Mercy

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Talkin’ Shop in the Back Room with Fistful of Mercy

Published: 2010/10/19 by Tim Donnelly

The back rooms of record stores are sacred and vanquishing. They are not hallowed because they are on the edge of extinction and for anyone who has done time in a record store will tell you, it is where the real fun takes place, where the real conservations between connoisseurs are held, it is an exclusive club for lovers, fanatics and geeks.

In the back of a Jersey strip mall store named Vintage Vinyl, is a spot where the songs and the intellectual and societal debates live on through the fading band stickers and posters that adorn the cluttered walls.

It is where the members of Fistful of Mercy, Joseph Arthur, Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper and I form a circle, and like thousands of times before, we speak in the air of record store clerks of a time gone by about the how three solo artists formed a group, not because of money but for art’s sake. more»

10.05.10 Fistful of Mercy Articles

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Fistful of Mercy Articles

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Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur Bring Fistful of Mercy to Sirius

Published: 2010/10/05
by Abigail Bull

Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur Bring Fistful of Mercy to SiriusFistful of Mercy is the product of a strengthening friendship between three musicians. Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur’s acoustic outfit—whose debut album As I Call You Down drops today on Hot Records—features a lot of laughs, (“I’ve just been in hysterics since I’ve started,” Harrison says), a passion for vocal harmonies (Harper was raised on The Carter Family, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Byrds) and a growing bond that traces back to skate parks and rank bathrooms.
The trio got together with violinist/muse Jessy Greene—most recently of Foo Fighters fame—at the Sirius Studio in New York last night to play a few songs from the new record as part of The Spectrum— a broadcast that will air this Saturday. more»

09.29.10 Video: Fistful of Mercy Develop "Father's Son" in the Studio

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Video: Fistful of Mercy Develop "Father's Son" in the Studio. Supergroup of Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur take RS behind the scenes of their new single:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/51942/212807#ooid=FzdXJxMTqb--njD...

You've maybe heard Fistful of Mercy's latest single "Father's Son" on the radio, and now Rolling Stone has exclusive footage of the new supergroup of Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur in the studio working on the track. Watch as Fistful of Mercy tune their guitars, work on the lyrics, lay down the vocals and pinpoint their harmonies on "Father's Son" above. The band's debut album As I Call You Down is out on vinyl now, with a digital and CD release to follow October 5th.

By Rolling Stone
Sep 29, 2010