07.15.12 Ben Harper Producing Natalie Maines Album

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Ben Harper Producing Natalie Maines Album

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Natalie Maines Covers Pink Floyd’s ‘Mother’ With Ben Harper
by: Jeff Giles

Ben Harper‘s tour rolled into Los Angeles last weekend, and he brought a special guest with him: Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines, who joined the band to lend her vocals to a cover of Pink Floyd‘s ‘Mother.’

It might seem like a random live cameo, but Maines’ appearance is actually right in line with her current career plans, which include recording a solo album that’s currently being produced by Harper at his studio. As she told Howard Stern last month, “Ben has a studio and he’s just sort of facilitated this for me in a natural progression. I didn’t go in knowing what I was gonna do or that I was gonna make an album. I was just gonna go in and make some music, and it’s been fun.”

The Hollywood Reporter quotes a later tweet from Maines saying she’s “eight songs deep” in the album, and targeting “hopefully a spring release.”

Harper’s Southern California sets were somewhat heavy on guest vocals; during his Hollywood Bowl show, he invited Rickie Lee Jones out to sing ‘Masterpiece,’ and in Santa Barbara, Maines took the mic for ‘Vein in Vain’ as well as ‘Mother.’


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