BEN HARPER + CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE @ THE TROUBADOUR
Photos by Stephanie Port
“Hey Troubadour, thanks for the best three nights of our lives,” gushed a gracious Ben Harper as he and blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite closed out their final sold out show at the famed West Hollywood venue on Wednesday night.
Hyperbole or not, the bluesy duo put on a dynamic, intimate show for a house full of devoted fans. Continually switching off from lap steel to guitar and back again, Harper and Musselwhite played a setlist full of tracks from their new LP No Mercy In This Land, released on March 30th. The pair switched off on vocals and solos on “When Love Is Not Enough,” “Trust You To Dig My Grave,” “No Mercy In This Land,” “Movin’ On,” and “Nothing At All,” to name a few. They also played some classic rock covers like The Beatles’ “Yer Blues” and Led Zeppelin’s “When The Levee Breaks.”
Harper and Musselwhite continue onto four sold out shows at the Belly Up in Solana Beach starting on Saturday, May 12.