09.01.10 Two Joseph Arthur Shows Featuring Ben Available For Purchase On Joseph's Website

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Two Joseph Arthur Shows Featuring Ben Available For Purchase On Joseph's Website

Two Joseph Arthur shows featuring Ben are available for purchase on Joseph Arthur's website:

http://downloads.fastatmosphere.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&S...

THE TROUBADOUR
LOS ANGELES, CA
January 22, 2010

TRACK LISTING:

-Part One-
01 All the Old Heroes
02 Can't Let You Stay
03 A Smile That Explodes
04 Watch Your Shadows Run
05 Vacancy
06 Invisible Hands *
07 Temporary People **
08 Faith ***
09 Ashes Everywhere ***
10 Speed of Light ***
11 In The Sun ***
-Part One-
12 Redemption's Son *
13 Whisper of Whispers *
14 Black Lexus ***

Joseph Arthur - vocals, guitar

* w/ Jessy Greene (violin)
** w/ Jessy Greene (violin) Kraig Jarrett Johnson (guitar, vocals) Sybil Buck (vocals)
*** w/ w/ Jessy Greene (violin) Kraig Jarrett Johnson (guitar, vocals) Sybil Buck (vocals) Ben Harper (guitar, vocals)

http://downloads.fastatmosphere.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&S...

THE TROUBADOUR
LOS ANGELES, CA
January 23, 2010

TRACK LISTING:

-Part One-
01 Restore Me *
02 Devil's Broom
03 Echo Park *
04 Birthday Card
05 Honey and the Moon
06 Watch Your Shadows Run
07 All the Old Heroes
08 Black Lexus **
09 In The Sun **
10 Crying Like a Man **
-Part One-
11 September Baby **
12 You Are Free **
13 Ashes Everywhere **
14 Speed of Light ***
15 Slide Away **
16 Invisible Hands **

Joseph Arthur - vocals, guitar

* w/ Jessy Greene (violin)
** w/ w/ Jessy Greene (violin) Kraig Jarrett Johnson (guitar, vocals) Sybil Buck (vocals) Ben Harper (guitar, vocals)
*** w/ Jessy Greene (violin) Ben Harper (guitar, vocals)

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Here is a little more info about the show followed by some videos:

http://concertconfessions.com/2010/01/24/jatroub/

Arthur welcomed four guests to the stage. In addition to Jessy Greene on Violin (who had been off and on the stage all night by this point) two members of his Lonely Astronauts backing band (Sibyl Buck on vocals and Kraig Jarret Johnson on Guitar/Vocals) joined in on the fun. Honestly, I don’t think anyone noticed, as roots/jam/soul/reggae/metal/blues/pop/funk/acoustic/indie/rebel/surf/rocker Ben Harper came out along with them. I know my jaw dropped to the clubs cement floor at the chance to see Harper (someone I have seen many times over the years) in such a small venue. The now five piece band launched into “Black Lexus” from Arthur’s 2006 record Nuclear Daydream. Most stunning about this version was Harper’s slide Weissenborn and Green’s violin coming together to create a melodic sound-scape that helped carries Arthur’s intense vocals.

While most musicians soon left the stage (they would come and go as the night carried on) Harper remained on stage to add backing vocals to Arthur’s best known song – “In The Sun”. I didn’t even make it to the chorus before my arms were covered in goosebumps. The vocals of the two blended nicely, and by the time they were done, I saw not one but two separate audience members with tears running down their cheeks. Over the next 45 minutes, the explosion of art continued to engulf senses. Arthur noted on multiple occasions how blessed he was to be playing with his old friend Ben. Harper can shred with the best of them, but on this night he played with great restraint. He found holes and filled them with rich melodies, allowing the focus to stay on the songs, and not the star. I really didn’t think the night could get better but it proved me wrong yet again as the duo performed my favorite song “Ashes Everywhere”.

I lost track of how many encore breaks the night had, but I know the show ended with Arthur completing his paintings during the song “Invisible Hands”. Big blue brush stroked smacked up against the canvas as Arthur sang for Jesus to come back and die again. As the song slowly stretched out at the end, musicians slowly began to leave the stage leaving Harper to finish the song alone.

Joseph Arthur w/ Ben Harper - Black Lexus: The Troubadour 01/23/10:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qo5eshCvYU&feature=player_embedded

Joseph Arthur w/ Ben Harper - In The Sun: The Troubadour 01/23/10:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0ocQDqLvhw&feature=player_embedded

Joseph Arthur and Ben Harper - Invisible Hands 01/23/2010 The Troubadour:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvSh4VLqNIw&feature=player_embedded

Joseph Arthur - "Faith" featuring Ben Harper (Troubadour 01/22/10):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm0zxaAfIlk&feature=related

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I bought these shows to help hold me over until the Fistful Of Mercy album comes out. I can't wait!

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