Ben Harper adds new chapter to narrative
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»