Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite’s blues-infused collaborative album Get Up! has won them tons of acclaim and, after Sunday night, a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. Fortunately, Get Up! likely won’t be the last time we hear from the two on record. In a brief interview with Rolling Stone, both Harper and Musselwhite were excited about the possibility of working together again.
“I’d go into the studio tonight,” Harper said when asked about making another album with Musselwhite. For his part, Musselwhite concurred. “I’m ready. I’m so ready,” he said. Both agreed, though, that a new album would have to be approached differently than Get Up!, which based itself on the style pioneered by John Lee Hooker. “It’s got to be a step up,” Musselwhite said of a possible new album. “Get Up! is a gentle introduction.”
In the meantime, both Harper and Musselwhite are keeping themselves busy with solo projects. Musselwhite’s latest, Juke Joint Chapel, is available now, while Harper’s next album – a collaboration with his mother, singer Ellen Chase-Verides – is due out on Mother’s Day.
Watch Harper and Musselwhite talk about their Grammy win (while giving a shout out to Elmore!) here.