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Charlie Musselwhite

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite - Words and Music - 2013

by Eric Holland
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, photo by Danny Clinch

Take the elastic rhythms of Charlie Musselwhite's harmonica and top it off with Ben Harper's killer guitar licks and vocals, and it conjures up something of an old juke joint: sometimes wretched, sometimes treacherous, but always a gas. Their new album is Get Up!, and from a great hang I had with the guys at Avatar Studios, you can hear that magic live.

Question of the Day: Happy Birthday Charlie Musselwhite

by Morning Show

Happy Birthday, Charlie Musselwhite! He's got a new album with Ben Harper — Get Up! — that has them out on the road together.  Plus Musselwhite has his own gigs at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center March 15-16.  In honor of his signature instrument -- What are your favorite songs featuring the harmonica? Let us know in the comments below. Here's what we played:

1. J. Geils Band, "Whammer Jammer"

2. Stevie Wonder, "Fingertips, Pt. 2"

3. John Mayall, "Room to Move"

Charlie Musselwhite - Words and Music - 2010

by Darren DeVivo
Darren DeVivo with Charlie Musselwhite
Charlie Musselwhite's been making records since the mid '60s, and become known for his harmonica skills and his mastery of the blues. His latest album 'The Well' is out now and is his most autobiographical ever, with 13 original songs that tell of his battle with alcohol, his mother's death, and some good times too. Hear more stories and songs from Charlie as he and his band join 'FUV's Darren DeVivo in Studio A. [9/14/10]