11.15.10 Fistful Of Mercy Haunts Hollywood Forever (No Depression Review)

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Fistful Of Mercy Haunts Hollywood Forever (No Depression Review)


Fistful Of Mercy Haunts Hollywood Forever

Posted by CJ Gronner on November 15, 2010

Sunday night found us trekking over to Hollywood to see the beyond sold-out Fistful Of Mercy show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery's Masonic Lodge. We parked among the gravesites and walked in the moonlight to join the extra-loooooong line waiting to get inside. And waiting ... and waiting ... so it's a good thing people REALLY wanted to see this band, as it is not usual for L.A. people to hang out late, especially on school nights. Listening to people around us made it clear that these were BIG fans ... some drove down after seeing F.O.M. play in Seattle the other night, and just had to catch them again. A whole slew of people would walk by with the "Got an extra ticket?" pitch, which no one did. After the wait stretched on and on (for no apparent good reason) I was amazed that everyone was still super polite and in high spirits - which I would attribute to the fact that they love this music, and that's the kind of fans these musicians draw. more»

11.14.10 Joseph Arthur Interviews

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Joseph Arthur Interviews


The power of three
Fistful of Mercy puts the 'super' in supergroup

By Sarah Rodman
Globe Staff / November 14, 2010 Boston Globe

The first time Joseph Arthur heard a playback of one of the songs by his new group Fistful of Mercy, he was taken aback.

“I heard the harmonies come back and I felt like, ‘Wow, this is special, this is just beyond the sum of its parts,’ ’’ he says on the phone from Los Angeles.

Considering the parts are the well-regarded singer-songwriter himself, folk-soul rocker Ben Harper, and Dhani Harrison, son of the late George Harrison, and that the trio wrote and recorded its debut, “As I Call You Down,’’ in three days, that assessment was happy surprise.

Especially since Arthur and Harrison were total strangers, meeting for the first time in the studio through mutual friend Harper. The trio play a sold-out show at the Somerville Theatre this Thursday. more»

11.14.10 Dhani Harrison Interview

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Dhani Harrison Interview


Dhani Harrison on Good Bacon, Good Skating, and Good Label Deals

By Chris Kornelis, Thu., Oct. 28 2010

​Yesterday I caught up with Dhani Harrison, the renaissance man who studied at Brown, has worked for Formula One, and manages the musical affairs of his late father, the Beatle George Harrison. He's coming to Showbox at the Market with his new band, Fistful of Mercy (featuring Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur) for a sold-out show on Nov. 9. I've got more of our chat coming up next week, but for now, here's some of what Harrison and I talked about over Breakfast (at 1 p.m.).

Hey, Dhani, what's going on?

I'm just sitting in a diner in Los Angeles because my house is full of crazy people and my office is full of crazy people. It's actually most pleasant, my favorite place, called The Snug Harbor. It's this lovely little '50s diner that I go to.

Do you dip your sausages in syrup?

No, actually, I'm a big fan of a good English breakfast, the whole fryer kind of thing.

Can you find a good English breakfast in Los Angels? more»