Mini-Documentary: The Story Of Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

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Earlier this year Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite released their sophomore album together No Mercy In This Land via ANTI- Records. The LP was the follow-up to the pair’s Grammy-winning debut Get Up!. Harper and Musselwhite, who are currently on tour in support of No Mercy In This Land, are the subjects of a new animated mini-documentary.

Narrated by Mavis Staples, the short film details the lives of both performers separately through the fateful moment they were introduced and runs up until the present. Musselwhite’s story is highlighted starting with his being run out of Memphis for moonshining to his days in Chicago, where his career took off after being invited to sit-in with Muddy Waters. Charlie went on to land in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, as he performed there for the first time at The Fillmore opening for Cream.

Harper’s tale involves being born into a musical family who owned the famed Folk Music Center in Claremont, California. Ben served as Taj Mahal’s apprentice, was signed to a major label deal and was eventually introduced to Musselwhite by John Lee Hooker. The blues great had the pair record together for the first time.

Watch the entire mini-documentary below:

Tour Dates for
Ben Harper

    • Black Rock Road
    • Byron Bay 2481
    • Australia
    Apr
    20
    2019
    • 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
    • Dana Point, CA 92629
    • United States
    May
    18
    2019
    • 2004 Fairground Road
    • Monterey, CA 93940
    • United States
    May
    24
    2019
  • Jun
    12
    2019
    • D933
    • Marmande 47200
    • France
    Jun
    28
    2019
    • 568 Ancienne Route de Ouistreham
    • Hérouville-Saint-Clair 14200
    • France
    Jul
    6
    2019
  • Jul
    10
    2019
  • Jul
    13
    2019
  • Jul
    16
    2019
  • Jul
    17
    2019
    • 2 Route des Tribunes
    • Paris 75016
    • France
    Jul
    21
    2019
    • Europaplatz 1
    • Luzern CH-6005
    • Switzerland
    Jul
    23
    2019
  • Aug
    21
    2019
  • Aug
    22
    2019
  • Aug
    31
    2019
  • Sep
    11
    2019

Tour Dates for
Charlie Musselwhite

  • Aug
    7
    2019
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