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Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite


Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling artists BEN HARPER and CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE are bringing their second joint album “No Mercy in This Land” to Sydney Opera House for a one-night-only performance.Touring as a five piece line up, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite are continuing their 5 year-old collaboration, releasing their first new music together since the 2013 release of their collaborative album “Get Up!,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Blues Albums Chart, winning a Grammy Award in 2014 for “Best Blues Album.”  A musical expression of the kinship between the two, the album recounts both Ben and Charlie’s personal stories and adds to the sonic history of American struggle and survival.At first glance, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite might seem an unlikely pairing. While Ben grew up in in the tree lined Southern California college town of Claremont, a bastion of culture and liberalism just east of Los Angeles, Charlie was raised in Memphis during the time of rockabilly and Sun Records. But while the two might have come to their musical knowledge in different eras and places, each of them possesses an enduring hunger for musical knowledge that came to them early.