Mississippi born Musselwhite is one of the most revered blues musicians in the world. The harmonica master, also a respected singer and songwriter in his own right, has won countless awards.
Harper, a fan of the harmonica virtuoso since childhood, begged an introduction to his idol in 1996. Despite the difference in age and background, the two hit it off immediately. Each time Harper and Musselwhite played together it was lightning in a bottle.
Harper, Musselwhite and the band (Jason Mozersky, Jesse Ingalls, and Jordan Richardson) play this intense and emotional song-cycle with economical grit. This album was produced by Harper with co-producer Sheldon Gomberg, the band members and Chris Goldsmith. Recorded down and dirty, fast and live, Get Up! is an old school creation. This is a record Harper has always aspired to make but knew required the essential life experience. Get Up! proves it’s been time well spent.