Video Premiere: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite “Trust You to Dig My Grave”

May 29, 2018

Photo credit: Dan Monick

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite recently released their second album, No Mercy in This Land. They’re currently on tour in support of the record and have just announced some new dates from late August into early September.

Today we share their official video for “Trust You to Dig My Grave” from No Mercy in This Land. As Harper told us in our Track By Track feature, “’Trust You to Dig My Grave’ is one of those songs that I wrote in between the recording of Get Up! and the recording of No Mercy in This Land, and I knew straight away that song was aimed toward No Mercy in This Land. I wrote it in one sitting. It sounded cool tuning on my 12-string, sat down, wrote the song and said, “This one’s for Charlie.”

It’s really a love song. If you trust somebody to dig your grave, you trust them a lot. You trust that it’s gonna be six-feet true, not three. If you trust somebody to do that, it’s a metaphor for trusting them with everything else and what’s most important. So, for me, it’s a love song.”

The duo’s new tour dates appear below the video.

Here are the just-announced Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite dates. Their entire tour itinerary is available here.

8/31 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
9/1 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
9/3 Dallas, TX House of Blues
9/4 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
9/5 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
9/7 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
9/8 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
9/10 Knoxville, TN The Mill & Mine
9/11 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
9/12 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland