10.30.12 Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - 'I Don't Believe A Word You Say' available for purchase today 10/30

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Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - 'I Don't Believe A Word You Say' available for purchase today 10/30

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite's new song 'I Don't Believe A Word You Say' is available for purchase today 10/30 at

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Believe-Word-You-Say/dp/B009W7BVZK/ref=sr_1_2...

& iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-dont-believe-word-you-say/id572121349

10.28.12 Ben Harper Interview/Article from The Dominion Post (New Zealand)

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Ben Harper Interview/Article from The Dominion Post (New Zealand)

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/culture/performance/7874298/Unplugg...

Unplugged and electrifying

NIKKI MACDONALD

Ben Harper wants his mum. The serial collaborator, in Wellington for two acoustic shows this week, has just been co-writing with the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines and is releasing his first blues record with Charlie Musselwhite in January.

Also on the collaboration wishlist are ''the two Pauls'': Paul Simon and Paul McCartney. But there's one collaborator he hasn't yet managed to pin down: mother Ellen Chase-Verdries.

''My mum is a great songwriter and a great guitar player and one of the best singers you'll ever hear. So I want to make a record with my mum. She and I have been threatening to do it.''

It's not surprising given the family's musical history - funk-soul brother Harper learned his love of music in his mother's parents' Folk Music Centre.

But a mother-and-son record is still a long way off. more»

10.27.12 Interview with Ben Harper from BMA Magazine (Ben mentions R&B project with Leonard Hubbard, bass player from The Roots)

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Interview with Ben Harper from BMA Magazine (Ben mentions R&B project with Leonard Hubbard, bass player from The Roots)

http://www.bmamag.com/articles/features/20121009-ben-harper/

BMA MAGAZINE
Canberra Australia

Date Published: Monday, 8 October 12 | Author: Greta Kite-Gilmour

Ben Harper

Being a human being isn’t an excuse for sounding ridiculous

GIVING ‘TIL IT’S GONE

Catching BEN HARPER on a particularly demanding morning of back-to-back interviews and associated occupational pandemonium, his cheery description of the day’s proceedings as ‘extra special’ perfectly encapsulated an unwavering optimism that tangibly interlaced each of the heartfelt and passionate words which ensued. A quality evident both lyrically and thematically within each of his 11 studio albums, his upcoming retrospective compilation, By My Side, is the first for which this positivity forms the very foundations. more»