PHOTOS: KCRW Debuts Fistful Of Mercy feat. Joseph Arthur, Dhani Harrison & Ben Harper

Fistful of Mercy by Noah Abrams
Fistful of Mercy by Noah Abrams

Joseph Arthur, Dhani Harrison and Ben Harper chose KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic to debut their new project – Fistful of Mercy. The band performed an intimate, secret show for a small group of friends and family at the Village Studios earlier this week for broadcast on Morning Becomes Eclectic today. You can stream it live at 11:15am or check it out now on demand here: http://tinyurl.com/KCRWFistfulofMercy

**ALL photos by Noah Abrams**

Jason Bentley and Fistful of Mercy by Noah Abrams
Jason and Fistful of Mercy by Noah Abrams

Jason Bentley interviewed the trio between sets, delving into the formation of Fistful of Mercy, named after one of their own songs, and discovered it was conceived in the studio in just three days. The band joked about Arthur keeping them working until 5am but they all agreed the quick turnaround only enhanced their creativity and determination and allowed no time for egos to get in the way.  According to Arthur, they never planned on the three-part harmonies, it just happened organically and “they all picked a note.”

The project is a true collaboration between three extremely talented musicians –and friends – which was highly evident in their live performance, as they joked around on stage in front of an audience that included Tom Morello, Michael Ostin, Rosanna Arquette, Lauren Graham, Paul Krauss, Sal Masakela and more.

Joseph Arthur and Ben Harper by Noah Abrams
Joseph Arthur and Ben Harper by Noah Abrams

Dhani Harison and Joe Arthur by Noah Abrams
Dhani Harison and Joe Arthur by Noah Abrams
Dhani Harrison by Noah Abrams
Dhani Harrison by Noah Abrams
Joseph Arthur by Noah Abrams
Joseph Arthur by Noah Abrams

Dhani Harrison by Noah Abrams
Dhani Harrison by Noah Abrams
Ben Harper by Noah Abrams
Ben Harper by Noah Abrams

After their marathon recording session, Harrison called legendary session drummer Jim Keltner into the studio to add his touch to the recording. The album – “As I Call You Down” –which will be out October 5 on the label founded by his dad, Hot Records.

Comments

  1. april
    August 30, 2010, 4:29 pm

    OH My Gosh!! what beautiful pictures! thank you !

  2. Carly
    August 27, 2010, 8:26 pm

    HOT Records wasn't founded by George it was founded by Dhani

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  • ANNIE

    SOUNDS PROMISING!

  • http://www.myspace.com/nicholechoice Nic Choice

    Sublime!

  • bar fly

    awesome . Very much mercy was provided! Without fist or failure, probably the best mbe session in years

  • Carly

    HOT Records wasn't founded by George it was founded by Dhani