The Drop: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

In conjunction with the Americana Music Association

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum-selling artists Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite to the Clive Davis Theater for a special evening of conversation and performance surrounding their new collaborative album, No Mercy In This Land (March 30). The evening will be hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman. The album is the first of new music from the pair since 2013’s Get Up!, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Blues Albums Chart and won a GRAMMY in 2014 for Best Blues Album. A musical expression of the kinship between the two, the album recounts both Harper and Musselwhite’s personal stories and adds to the sonic history of American struggle and survival.

“Charlie Musselwhite is that very rare and hallowed place where blues past, present and future collide,” says Harper. “He transforms notes into emotions that feel both hauntingly familiar and brand new, as if hearing them for the first time every time. He is a living legend whose harmonica playing should be beamed into outer space to search for other life forms.”

“On stage or in the studio—working with Ben Harper holds the same excitement I experienced working with Chicago blues legends back in the day,” says Musselwhite. “I think it is safe to say that Ben has reinvented the Blues in a great way: playing modern while preserving the feel. I am honored and privileged to be a participant in this project.”