Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite delivered a riveting performance on June 13 at the ever-legendary 9:30 Club. The pair are currently on tour in support of their latest collaboration, No Mercy in This Land, which was released March 30 via Anti- Records. The album is a follow-up to their 2013 album, Get Up!, which won a Grammy for Best Blues album.
The duo is backed by Jason Mozersky on lead guitar, Jimmy Paxson on drums, and DC native Jesse Ingalls (whose family and friends were strongly represented in the VIP area where this photographer shot from most of the evening) on bass and keys.
Download or stream No Mercy in This Land from various online outlets via Ben Harper’s website. And watch a live performance of “No Mercy in This Land” by Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite at Machine Shop on Feb. 6:
The 9:30 Club show comes at the midway point of the band’s spring/summer tour of the United States, Canada, and Australia which will wrap up Sept. 14 with a performance at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in Telluride, Colorado.
Here are some photos of Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite at 9:30 Club on June 13, 2018. All photos copyright and courtesy of Ari Strauss.