Fistful of Mercy

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Fistful of Mercy

Post  MOJO the Moderator on Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:29 pm

Appearing on benharper.com today is the news that Ben has formed a new (some are saying "super")group with Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison, called Fistful of Mercy.

You can check out their debut song and video here http://fistfulofmercy.com/

Those of you very familiar with Ben Harper (and avid tape traders) probably have recordings of Ben and Joseph playing together, most notably on Joseph's song "In the Sun."

Dhani Harrison is son of late-Beatle George Harrison.

The debut album by Fistful of Mercy is set to be released on October 5th, followed by a tour. I have no idea where this leaves R7 or their follow-up album due in the spring of 2011. I'll post any information I can find as it comes in.

The following was copied from a post by "kevin" on benharper.com:

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

http://easystreetonline.com/blog/3562/fistful-of-mercy-debut-performance...

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!

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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:

http://www.antiquiet.com/news/2010/08/fistful-of-mercy/

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

"The band consists of Harper, Dhani Harrison (Beatle George’s son) and obscure alt-rocker Joseph Arthur. Their MySpace page bio still has standard Latin-fill text, but the band is slated to release an album Oct. 5 and hit the road shortly thereafter.

Hit up KCRW.com tomorrow at 2 PM Eastern for more details on Fistful Of Mercy, as well as the band’s first radio performance."

http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/tunedin/2010/08/25/meet-fistful-of-mercy/

"Fistful of Mercy is slated to release an album Oct. 5 and hit the road on tour that month. In the meantime, those who would like to learn more about the band can visit KCRW.com tomorrow at 2 p.m. Eastern for more details and the band’s first radio performance."
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