06.16.13 Ben featured on Jack Johnson's upcoming album

by kevin

Ben featured on Jack Johnson's upcoming album

In an interview from Bonnaroo, with Billboard, Jack Johnson says Ben appears on his upcoming album. From what Jack says it sounds like Ben sings & plays weissenborn on 1 song. Jack also talked about his history with Ben. Here's a link to the interview (Jack starts talking about Ben a couple of minutes in):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Xn6Q1HhUI

The album is called 'From Here To Now To You' & will be released on September 17. iTunes & Amazon already have it available for pre-order here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/from-here-to-now-to-you/id659234734

& here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DAPOHU6/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p15_d0_i1?pf...

06.16.13 Fistful of Mercy update from Joseph Arthur

by kevin

Fistful of Mercy update from Joseph Arthur

According to Joseph Arthur, Fistful of Mercy have recorded one song & hope to record a full album. Here are the quotes from Joseph & links to the full interviews:

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1566933/joseph-arthur-talks-boogi...

Fistful of Mercy, meanwhile, also has plans. "We've been in the studio and recorded one more track recently," featuring Jim Keltner on drums and Gillian Welch on bass. "We [FOM] are going to try to make a record I think, hopefully. I want to. it's hard to get all of us together in the same city in the same schedule ready to go because everybody is so busy. but the vibe is good for us to do that."

http://www.glidemagazine.com/36643/joseph-arthur-reinventing-the-boogie/

Then with Ben and Dhani it’s more focused on us singing harmonies together, mostly acoustic but with harmony. It became more about singing, being in a singing group.

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06.11.13 Joseph Arthur's 'The Ballad of Boogie Christ' featuring Ben is available now

by kevin

Joseph Arthur's 'The Ballad of Boogie Christ' featuring Ben is available now

Ben's Fistful of Mercy bandmate Joseph Arthur has a new album out & Ben is featured on 2 songs. Ben sings backing vocals & plays slide guitar on track #4 'I Used To Know How To Walk On Water' & plays slide guitar on track #11 'Famous Friends Along The Coast'.

Here's the link to Joseph's website: http://www.josepharthur.com/2012/

The album is available here:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Ballad-of-Boogie-Christ/dp/B00D4QR5T6/ref=tmm_...

& here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-ballad-of-boogie-christ/id657026437