03.31.15 Ben talks about some of his favorite songs with Rolling Stone Australia

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Ben talks about some of his favorite songs with Rolling Stone Australia

Here's the link to read about some of Ben's favorite songs:

http://rollingstoneaus.com/playlists/post/my-soundtrack-ben-harper/1400

My Soundtrack: Ben Harper

by Rod Yates | March 31st, 2015 Rolling Stone Australia

"From Metallica to reggae to Christmas music, the Bluesfest-bound singer-songwriter has broad tastes."

02.05.15 Gibson named Ben one of the Top 10 Modern Blues Guitarists

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Gibson named Ben one of the Top 10 Modern Blues Guitarists

Gibson named Ben one of the Top 10 Modern Blues Guitarists. Here's what they had to say about him:

"Just like with Derek Trucks, Ben Harper's style of music span many different genres, with blues being one of the underlying inspirations. Although he's a multi-instrumentalist, Harper's signature instrument is playing acoustic slide guitar. Just listen to songs like “Homeless Child,” “Whipping Boy,” and “I Want To Be Ready” for a taste of how Harper incorporates the blues in his music."

Here's the link to check out the other guitarists on Gibson's list:

http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/top-10-modern-blues...

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02.04.15 Quote from Charlie Musselwhite on next album with Ben

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Quote from Charlie Musselwhite on next album with Ben

Here's a quote from Charlie on his next collaboration with Ben:

“I have a new album that’ll be ready when I come to Australia,” he reveals, “and Ben Harper and I have one in the can, as they say. It’ll probably be a year before it comes out. You never know. There’s all kinds of irons in the fire. We’ll see what happens.”

The quote comes from a recent interview with Charlie done by Shane Pinnegar from X-press Magazine. Here's the link to check out the full interview:

http://xpressmag.com.au/charlie-musselwhite-affairs-of-the-harp-2/