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Watch Conan, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Perform "Movin' On"
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Watch Conan, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Perform "Movin' On"

Grammy-winning artists Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite performed their foot-tapping song “Movin’ On” last night on Conan, featuring Conan himself on guitar. Watch it HERE.

“Movin’ On” is featured on No Mercy in This Land, Harper and Musselwhite’s new album available NOW on ANTI- Records.

John Lee Hooker introduced Musselwhite and Harper to one another. The legendary musician thought the two men should play together, so he brought them into the studio to record a song called simply “Burnin' Hell.” The two remained friends and their paths periodically crossed out there on the road. But it wasn’t until 2013 that the two met up in a studio to record what would be their Grammy-winning album Get Up! and as good as that record was, it was just the beginning.

The great Willie Dixon called blues, “the facts of life expressed through words and song.” Harper and Musselwhite’s 2018 album No Mercy In This Land is that kind of record. It’s the sound of pain and perseverance, it’s a meditative church and a roaring fuzzed out celebration. This is Ben and Charlie’s personal histories, and the sonic story of American struggle and survival.

“I'm telling you I was born to play with this cat,” Ben says. “And I don't say that about anyone else. But I was born to play with Charlie. Writing songs, recording, playing onstage with him, it's the most natural place for my music to land. Whether in the White House or at the Beacon Theater, it's exactly where I'm supposed to be and how I'm supposed to sound, right there in the pocket with Charlie Musselwhite.”

Harper and Musselwhite are on tour now with sold out shows in Los Angeles, Solana Beach, Toronto, Boston, New York and more. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.

TOUR DATES
5/9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubador SOLD OUT
5/12 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up SOLD OUT
5/13 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up SOLD OUT
5/15 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up SOLD OUT
5/16 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up SOLD OUT
5/28 – Toronto, Canada – Mod Club SOLD OUT
5/29 – Toronto, Canada – Mod Club SOLD OUT
5/30 – Toronto, Canada – Mod Club SOLD OUT
6/1 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
6/2 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground SOLD OUT
6/3 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair SOLD OUT
6/4 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair SOLD OUT
6/7 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall
6/8 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
6/9 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
6/10 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
6/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
6/13 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club

6/23 – Copenhagen, Denmark – DR Koncerthuset
6/29 – Saskatoon, Canada – SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
7/3 – Montreal, Canada – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
7/21 – Yelgun, Australia – Splendour in the Grass
7/27 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival SOLD OUT
7/29 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
7/30 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall SOLD OUT
8/1 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
8/3 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre SOLD OUT
8/4 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
8/5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden SOLD OUT
8/20 – Calgary, Canada – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
8/21 – Edmonton, Canada – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
8/23 – Vancouver, Canada – Orpheum Theatre
8/24 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
8/25 – Goldendale, WA – Maryhill Winery and Amphitheater
8/27 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst SOLD OUT
8/28 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
9/14 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues and Brews Festival

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