Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite join forces once again for No Mercy in This Land, the first new music from the pair since the 2013 release of their collaborative album Get Up!, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Blues Albums Chart and won a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. A musical expression of the kinship between the two, No Mercy In This Land is a blues record which recounts both Ben and Charlie's personal stories and adds to the sonic history of American struggle and survival.
"That first record happened in the studio," Charlie says, "But then we toured together for nearly two years and it just kept getting better and better, the mu-sical rapport, the band, the two of us personally. When we finally headed back into the studio we were just charged, ready to go, the songs were jumping out like wild horses ready to run."
"Everything I've ever done has had one foot in the blues," Ben adds. "There has never been any doubt in my mind that if Charlie and I are on the planet together, we are going to be making music. The last record kicked the door open, but it was just the beginning. At this moment, I don't think I could make a better record than this. I mean that."