02.22.12 'Best of Kokua Festival' album featuring Ben Harper due April 17th

by kevin

'Best of Kokua Festival' album featuring Ben Harper due April 17th

'Best of Kokua Festival' features Ben on two tracks:

High Tide or Low Tide – Ben Harper & Jack Johnson

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Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain – Willie Nelson with Jack Johnson & Ben Harper

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JACK JOHNSON ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE ALBUM & HAWAIIAN ISLANDS TOUR

Feb 22, 2012

Jack Johnson and Friends - Best of Kokua Festival to be released on April 17th Tickets On-Sale Saturday, March 3rd for Hawaiian Islands Tour Shows Proceeds to benefit Kokua Hawaii Foundation

Just in time for Earth Day, Brushfire Records will release Jack Johnson and Friends - Best of Kokua Festival on April 17th. The album features a 13-track compilation of live performances from Jack Johnson’s Kokua Festival benefit concert for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. In support of the release, Johnson will head out with John Cruz and Paula Fuga for an intimate seven-date, all-acoustic tour of the Hawaiian Islands. Tour stops include Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. Proceeds from Jack Johnson and Friends - Best of Kokua Festival and the tour will benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.

http://kokuafestival.com/best/

Best Of Kokua Festival Tracklisting: more»

01.28.12 PodKast w/Ben Harper: Lakers, Kobe and the art of cover songs

by kevin

PodKast w/Ben Harper: Lakers, Kobe and the art of cover songs

http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/lakers/post/_/id/26421/podkast-wben-...

PodKast w/Ben Harper: Lakers, Kobe and the art of cover songs

By Andy Kamenetzky
ESPN.com

It's always fun when friend-of-the-podKast, two-time Grammy winner and die hard Laker fan Ben Harper visits the studio. We sat down for an extended conversation about the state of the Los Angeles Lakers (Ben's a little worried) and, of course, music. The show was broken into two sections -- Part I and Part II can be heard in the entirety here -- http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=7507661 & here -- http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=7507712&s=la
and the breakdowns can be found below.

Part I

- (3:10): Ben expresses concerns about this team. For starters, Harper has concerns about the championship viability of a team featuring two seven foot players. As he notes, Mike Brown has talked about using Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum the way Tim Duncan and David Robinson were used in during the Spurs' title runs, but that's also the last time we've seen that work. Playing the averages, is this really a winning formula? more»

01.17.12 "The Guitar Collection: George Harrison" iPad app featuring Ben Harper due Feb. 23

by kevin

"The Guitar Collection: George Harrison" iPad app featuring Ben Harper due Feb. 23

"The video app contains footage of artists such as BEN HARPER, Josh Homme, Mike Campbell and Harrison's son, Dhani Harrison, each playing and showcasing the guitars and exploring their feel and tone."

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http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/george-harrisons-guitars-theres-a...

George Harrison's guitars? There's an app for that
Beatles, solo guitars - a virtual showroom

Joe Bosso, Tue 17 Jan 2012

Want to drool over George's Harrison's most famous guitars? His Gretsch Duo Jet? His Fender "Rocky" Stratocaster? What about his Rickenbacker 360/12, his Fender rosewood Telecaster and many others? If the answer is yes, you'll be able to soon, because as the saying goes, "There's an app for that."

Called The Guitar Collection: George Harrison, the iPad app, produced by the George Harrison estate and Bandwdth Publishing, offers 360-degree pictures of the guitars the ex-Beatle played on iconic Fab Four recordings, live shows, and in his solo work. more»