08.26.10 Meet Fistful of Mercy: Harper, Arthur and Harrison (Rolling Stone Article)

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Meet Fistful of Mercy: Harper, Arthur and Harrison

By Austin Scaggs
Aug 26, 2010 12:02 PM EDT

In February, when Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison arrived at the Carriage House studio in Los Angeles’ Silverlake neighborhood, they had three days booked and zero songs to record. “I thought I was going there to add some guitars or harmonies on Joseph’s album,” says Harrison, who was invited to the session by Harper, whom he befriended at a skate park in Santa Monica. “When I got to the studio, I saw Joe and asked, ‘What songs are we going to do?’ He said we hadn’t written them yet.” After three long days, the trio had recorded the nine acoustic tracks that make up As I Call You Down — and called themselves Fistful of Mercy, after the track of the same name. “I never thought we’d pull off an entire album, [I thought] maybe we’d get an EP,” says Harper, who credits Arthur as the catalyst who pushed for three songs a day. “The three of us were able to create something we never could have done on our own.” more»

08.25.10 Fistful of Mercy- 1st show & KCRW performance Aug. 26 & album on Oct. 5 followed by a tour

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Fistful of Mercy- 1st show & KCRW performance Aug. 26 & album on Oct. 5 followed by a tour

According to this, Fistful of Mercy will be playing their first show tomorrow (Aug. 26):


Easy Street Blog
Fistful of Mercy Debut Performance at WS Easy Street TOMORROW!
POSTED BY Rod ON Wed Aug 25, 12:03 PM

Fistful of Mercy is a new band featuring some very familiar names - Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison, to be specific. We are thrilled to announce that Fistful of Mercy's first public performance will take place Thursday, August 26, at our West Seattle store at 7:30pm! Our West Seattle store is located at 4559 California Ave SW. This show is all-ages and FREE! Do not miss this one!


According to these sites, the debut album from Fistful Of Mercy will be released on October 5, and the band will be playing live on KCRW (http://www.kcrw.com/) tomorrow (Aug. 26) at 2 pm eastern time:


Ben Harper & Friends Introduce Fistful Of Mercy
By Johnny Firecloud
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 more»

08.23.10 Ben Harper & French singer Mylène Farmer have recorded a duet, it's the INXS song 'Never Tear Us Apart'

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"Indeed, the record company "Universal Music France has confirmed that Mylène Farmer has recorded a cover of Australian band, 'Never Tear Us Apart" with the American singer Ben Harper."

According to information listed on the net, the song is interpreted in both French and English, Mylene is the only French artist to sing on this album..."

Here is another link with some more info: