12.01.11 Ben Harper: Interview from Time Out São Paulo

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Ben Harper: Interview from Time Out São Paulo

http://www.timeout.com.br/sao-paulo/en/music/features/140/ben-harper-int...

Ben Harper: interview

Folk-blues-reggae singer Ben Harper talks skateboarding, Vinicius de Moraes and his passion for Brazil, ahead of his concert on 9 December

What do you expect of the São Paulo concert? And what is your connection with the Brazilian audience?
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I’m not sure about the set list yet. I usually write it an hour before the show starts. And Brazil is one of the most passionate and culturally rich places I’ve ever been. I like to say I have a connection because I’ve been there so many times and each time it feels more home-like. Physically, I feel like I’m looking at people who look like me. And, well, São Paulo is like landing on another planet – like someone took New York, Chicago and Paris and just dropped it in one place.

Do you feel inspired by Brazilian musicians and songwriters?
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11.28.11 Fistful of Mercy cover "Buckets of Rain" on Bob Dylan tribute album (due Jan. 24th)

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Fistful of Mercy cover "Buckets of Rain" on Bob Dylan tribute album (due Jan. 24th)

http://consequenceofsound.net/2011/11/bob-dylan-tribute-album-chimes-of-...

Bob Dylan tribute album Chimes of Freedom reveals insane tracklist
By Alex Young on November 23rd, 2011

Last month we told you of an upcoming Bob Dylan tribute album being put together in celebration of Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary. At the time, My Morning Jacket, Adele, David Matthews Band, and Ke$ha were among the confirmed participants. Now, the set’s entire tracklist has been revealed, and Ke$ha’s cover of ”Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” is just the beginning of the insanity.

Spanning four discs and 72 tracks (!!!), Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International packages together new or previously unreleased Dylan covers from artist of all different genres and generations. Obvious highlights include covers of “You’re A Big Girl Now” by MMJ, “Outlaw Blues” by Queens of the Stone Age, ”Not Dark Yet” by Silversun Pickups, “Drifter’s Escape” by Patti Smith, and “Lay Down Your Weary Tune” by Billy Bragg. more»

11.14.11 Ben Harper & James Cotton - "Juke/My Babe" available at iTunes

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Ben Harper & James Cotton - "Juke/My Babe" available at iTunes

"JUKE/MY BABE" – BEN HARPER and JAMES COTTON

from ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME LIVE, Volume 10: 2008-2009 available at iTunes:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rock-roll-hall-fame-vol.-10/id477048682

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