If you were tuned into the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters at noon today, you heard the brand new project Fistful of Mercy, featuring an all-star cast of Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur. The three only just made their presence know through Facebook, Twitter and their barebones website — but, wow, have they made an impact already! Recently, they’ve appeared on just a couple of FM and satellite radio stations (KEXP being one!), landed on Larry King Live, and joined Pearl Jam and others for the “Voices for Justice” rally for the West Memphis 3 at Robinson Center in Little Rock.
In-studio at KEXP, Dhani, Ben and Joe were joined by Jessy Greene on violin for an amazing set of five new songs. You’d hardly believe that this was only their third live performance given their intricate blend of vocal and guitar harmonies. Truly beautiful! Check out two of them here and check back for the rest of the set later:
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