10.24.12 Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite - 'I Don't Believe A Word You Say' available for purchase Oct. 30th

by kevin

Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite - 'I Don't Believe A Word You Say' available for purchase Oct. 30th

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

I Don't Believe A Word You Say

Original Release Date: October 30, 2012

Label: Stax

Total Length: 3:15

10.24.12 Ben played at Flea's 50th birthday party

by kevin

Ben played at Flea's 50th birthday party

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/flea-celebrates-50th-birthday-wit...

Flea Celebrates 50th Birthday with Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert in His Backyard

"It included a surprise performance from Ben Harper, who turned his cover of "Hallelujah" into "Happy Birthday" while a giant birthday cake featuring a stand-up bass was brought out for Flea."

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Flea Celebrates 50th Birthday with Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert in His Backyard
Gig doubles as benefit for bassist's Silver Lake Conservatory music school

By Steve Baltin
October 17, 2012 1:05 PM ET
Yesterday, on Flea's 50th birthday, the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist opened up his backyard to celebrate the two most important elements of his musical career: the Peppers and the Silver Lake Conservatory, the Los Angeles music school he founded 11 years ago. more»

10.24.12 Ben Harper adds new chapter to narrative (Herald Sun article)

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Ben Harper adds new chapter to narrative (Herald Sun article)

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/music/ben-adds-new-chapter-to-...

Ben Harper adds new chapter to narrative

Kathy McCabe
From: National Features
October 25, 201212:22PM

BEN Harper is buzzing. His voice bursts down the line with the one-two punch of bonhomie and conviviality you get when talking with a mate you haven't caught up with for a while.

He just sounds happy. Happy he is travelling the globe in solo mode and somewhat amused he has two albums coming out within a few months of each other.

One is the obligatory end-of-contract greatest hits-with-a-twist By My Side on EMI and the other is his 12th studio record, a collaboration with blues legend Charlie Musselwhite called Get Up!, which will be released on Stax Records in January.

He's back in Australia next month to continue his solo acoustic tour and returns again as one of the headliners of the 2013 Byron Bay Bluesfest, a place he has long called his musical home here. more»