[lastfm]Dhani Harrison[/lastfm], son of late [lastfm]Beatles [/lastfm]legend [lastfm]George Harrison[/lastfm], is now attempting to make his mark in the music biz.
The younger Harrison has co-founded a new band called Fistful of Mercy with acclaimed musicians [lastfm]Ben Harper[/lastfm] and Joseph Arthur. The group performed an eight song set for winners of a KCRW radio contest this month at a Los Angeles studio, and their album, As I Call You Down, is expected soon.
“The sound could be unruly or tranquil, unveiling a modern, quirkier take on the Crosby, Stills and Nash model, colliding folk, blues, eccentric pop and gorgeous three-part vocal harmonies,” says The L.A. Times Music Blog.
CNN says lyrical influences from John Lennon are even apparent in Harrison’s words.
“I can’t believe I get to call them my musical brothers,” said Harrison about his bandmates to CNN. Harrison had initially met Harper at a Santa Monica skatepark, and the two took it from there.
As I Call You Down is anticipated to be released on October 5th.