Following their latest joint album, and in addition to their spot on Splendour in the Grass, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite have announced a sideshow at Perth Concert Hall on Monday, July 16.

Touring as a five piece line up, Ben and Charlie are continuing their five year old collaboration with their most recent album No Mercy In This Land. A musical expression of the kinship between the two, the album recounts both Ben and Charlie’s personal stories.

“Charlie Musselwhite is that very rare and hallowed place where blues past, present and future collide,” says Ben. “He transforms notes into emotions that feel both hauntingly familiar and brand new, as if hearing them for the first time every time. He is a living legend whose harmonica playing should be beamed into outer space to search for other life forms.”

“On stage or in the studio – working with Ben Harper holds the same excitement I experienced working with Chicago blues legends back in the day,” says Charlie. “I think it is safe to say that Ben has reinvented the Blues in a great way: playing modern while preserving the feel.”

No Mercy In This Land is out now. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite play Perth Concert Hall on Monday, July 16. Tickets on sale 1pm this Friday, May 11.

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