FISTFUL OF MERCY BIO
Fistful Of Mercy – the special side project featuring Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison – has been doing quite nicely at Triple A radio. The band formed in February 2010, when Arthur asked Harper to accompany him in the studio; Harper then asked Harrison, whom he had met at a skate park in Santa Monica, CA, to accompany them. Upon arriving at the Carriage House studio in Los Angeles Silverlake neighborhood, the trio went on to write and record nine original acoustic songs. They worked at a fast pace, sharing vocal duties and handling most of the instruments themselves before enlisting session drummer Jim Keltner to overdub percussion.The project harkens back to “supergroup” collaborations of past such as Harrisons fathers stint with The Traveling Wilburys. Fistful Of Mercy made their live debut in a performance for KCRW/Los Angeles “Morning Becomes Eclectic” in August and they released their debut album “As I Call You Down” on October 5th via HOT Records.