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

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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

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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

10.27.14 "Ben Harper, The Bay, And The Imprint Of Brownie’s Blues" (article from 38th Notes)

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"Ben Harper, The Bay, And The Imprint Of Brownie’s Blues" (article from 38th Notes)

I just came across a really good article about Ben titled "Ben Harper, The Bay, And The Imprint Of Brownie’s Blues" from an Oakland arts and culture blog called 38th Notes. The article is by Raphael Cohen and you can find here:

http://www.38thnotes.com/2014/10/27/ben-harper-the-bay-and-the-imprint-o...

Photo by Melissa Nicholson (2012)