03.30.14 Charlie Musselwhite Interview

by kevin

Charlie Musselwhite Interview

Here's the link to a Phoenix New Times interview with Charlie Musselwhite about Get Up! and playing with Ben :

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/2014/03/charlie-musselwhite-ben...

03.12.14 'Childhood Home' from Ben & his mother, Ellen, to be released May 6th

by kevin

'Childhood Home' from Ben & his mother, Ellen, to be released May 6th

Direct Current Music has an article about Ben & his mother's upcoming duet album. Here is a quote from the article with the release date:

"Ben Harper and his mother and fellow singer/songwriter Ellen Chase-Verdries, have completed Childhood Home, a new album of ten original songs arriving May 6 -- just in time for Mothers Day -- via Concord imprint Prestige/Folklore."

& here's the link to the full article:

http://www.directcurrentmusic.com/dc-music-news-feed/2014/3/12/ben-harpe...

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I am really looking forward to hearing this album!

01.29.14 Info on Ben's album with his mother, another collaboration with Charlie Musselwhite, & a reunion with The Innocent Criminals

by kevin

Info on Ben's album with his mother, another collaboration with Charlie Musselwhite, & a reunion with The Innocent Criminals

Here's the link to a Rolling Stone article that has some quotes from Ben & Charlie about their next collaboration & some info about Ben's soon to be released album "Childhood Home":

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ben-harper-and-charlie-musselwhit...

From Rolling Stone-

---The duo are already talking of making another album together. Harper said excitedly: "I'd go into the studio tonight."

"I'm ready. I'm so ready," said Musselwhite

---"Harper has also just completed recording an album of duets with his mother, singer-songwriter Ellen Chase-Verdries. The 10-track record, Childhood Home, is all originals written by Harper and Chase-Verdries and will be released on Mother's Day.

"It's produced like early Elvis. Not one thing is plugged in. It's all acoustic," Harper said. "I think they're going to call it ‘Americana,' but it's soul, California, folk rock, American."

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& here's the link to the transcript of an interview with Ben & Charlie from backstage at the Grammys: more»