07.02.12 Ben Harper Teams Up With Rickie Lee Jones for New Cover Album

by kevin

Ben Harper Teams Up With Rickie Lee Jones for New Cover Album

Photo by Myriam Santos

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2012/07/grammy-winning-music-veter...

By Katie King

Ben Harper Teams Up With Rickie Lee Jones for New Cover Album

Grammy-winning recording veteran Rickie Lee Jones has teamed up with Ben Harper on her new album of covers.

Titled The Devil You Know, Harper produced the album in its entirety, in addition to supplying one of the covers Jones reworked for it. This is not the first time the pair has worked together, as Harper contributed vocals to a track off her last album, 2009’s Balm in Gilead.

The Devil You Know is due out Aug. 28 through Concord Records. You can check out the tracklist below.

1. Sympathy for the Devil (by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)
2. Masterpiece (by Ben Harper)
3. The Weight (by Robbie Robertson)
4. St. James Infirmary (traditional folksong)
5. Comfort You (by Van Morrison)
6. Reason to Believe (by Tim Hardin)
7. Play With Fire (by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, William Wyman, Robert Charles Watts, Brian Jones)
8. Seems Like a Long Time (by Theodore Anderson)
9. Catch the Wind (by Donovan Leitch) more»

07.02.12 Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite have recorded an album together

by kevin

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite have recorded an album together

Here's an excerpt from an article about Charlie Musselwhite which mentions an album he's recorded with Ben:

"Musselwhite has just recorded an album with Ben Harper due for release in the northern winter, and they’ll be touring Australia together next year."

Here's a link to the article followed by the article in full:

http://themusic.com.au/interviews/all/2012/07/03/blues-school-charlie-mu...

Blues School Charlie Musselwhite

Up the pointy end of the fourth Sydney Blues & Roots Festival in Windsor this October, veteran American blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite is still at the top of his game, as Michael Smith discovers.

May 2011 saw veteran bluesman Charlie Musselwhite pick up two awards: Traditional Blues Male Artist Of The Year and Best Instrumentalist–Harmonica at the 32nd annual Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards, which were presented in Memphis. While he’s no stranger to awards, these were particularly sweet. more»

07.01.12 Ben playing solo acoustic shows in Australia & New Zezealand in November

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Ben playing solo acoustic shows in Australia & New Zezealand in November

http://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainment/confidential/ben-harper-will...

Ben Harper will revisit his acoustic roots for a performance at the Sydney Opera House

by: Kathy McCabe
From:The Daily Telegraph
July 02, 201212:00AM

HE went full-tilt rock with his Relentless 7 brothers but now Ben Harper is heading back to his acoustic roots for a November tour.

An Evening With Ben Harper will be at the Sydney Opera House on November 12 and for anyone who has had the privilege of witnessing his one-man mode, this will be one very special night.

There will be a few hundred people who will remember when the much-loved folk rocker performed solo at the tiny Independent Theatre in North Sydney in 2001 for Triple J's Live At The Wireless.

Some fans openly wept when Eddie Vedder just happened to stroll on stage to join his mate on Indifference.

Tickets for the Opera House show go on sale on July 11, with a Live Nation pre-sale from July 6. more»