11.23.14 Jimmy Carter from The Blind Boys of Alabama talks about making more music with Ben

by kevin

Jimmy Carter from The Blind Boys of Alabama talks about making more music with Ben

In a recent interview from Media Mikes, Jimmy Carter, a founding member of The Blind Boys of Alabama, mentioned the possibility of working with Ben again. Here's the quote followed by a link to the full interview:

MG (Mike Gencarelli, interviewer from Media Mikes): "You have teamed up with songwriters such as Ben Harper, Eric Clapton and Prince in the past; any more team ups planned next?"

JC (Jimmy Carter from The Blind Boys of Alabama): "I especially enjoyed working with Ben Harper. He is a great writer, a great singer and a great musician. He brought a lot to the table man. I really enjoyed working with him. I think Ben wants to do something else with us. We have to sit down and talk about it but I think he is ready…so we will see."

http://www.mediamikes.com/2014/11/the-blind-boys-of-alabamas-jimmy-carte...

The Blind Boys of Alabama have a new Christmas album out with another past collaborator of Ben's, Taj Mahal. Here's a link for info on that:

http://www.blindboys.com/biography/

11.23.14 Ben's song 'Thank Me In The Morning' being released on a compilation from Piers Faccini's label

by kevin

Ben's song 'Thank Me In The Morning' being released on a compilation from Piers Faccini's label

The Many Are One is a compilation curated by songwriter Piers Faccini and being released on his own label Beating Drum. The compilation is being released Dec. 8th & features Ben's song 'Thank Me In The Morning'. Here's the link for more info:

http://www.beatingdrumrecords.com/post/102874831260/we-are-thrilled-to-a...

11.23.14 Interview from Mass Appeal & Song Premiere

by kevin

Interview from Mass Appeal & Song Premiere

Mass Appeal has an interview with Ben & the premiere of a new song called 'Heart and Crown'. I think the song is the instrumental used at the beginning of the 'Gracias SKATEBOARDING volumen uno' DVD during the Rodney Mullen Intro. In the Gracias LA DVD credits the song is listed as 'String Idea No. 1'. Mass Appeal says the song is from the upcoming BHIC album. You can read the interview, hear the new song, & watch the Rodney Mullen part here:

http://massappeal.com/ben-harper-talks-gracias-music-and-landing-his-fir...

Ben Harper Talks “Gracias,” Music, and Landing His 1st Kickflip at 40
Words by Mass Appeal / Monday, November 17th, 2014
Words by Cole Louison Photo by J. Garcia