05.17.11 Ben Harper Interview & Solo Acoustic Performance On Qui FM (Video, Audio, Photos, & Podcast)

by kevin

Ben Harper Interview & Solo Acoustic Performance On Qui FM (Video, Audio, Photos, & Podcast)

Ben gave an interview & performed 3 songs solo acoustic ('Don't Give Up On Me Now', 'Heart Of Gold', & 'Like A King') on Qui FM in Paris, France on March 28. Here is a link where you can watch a video of Ben perform 'Don't Give Up On Me Now', look at photos from the session, listen to the interview & performance, and download the podcast of the show (Ben's cover of 'Heart Of Gold' is really nice & starts at about the 41 minute mark):

http://www.ouifm.fr/ben-harper-en-session-live

05.17.11 Ben Harper: On writing, recording…and Ringo

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Ben Harper: On writing, recording…and Ringo

http://steveleeds.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/ben-harper-on-writing-recordi...

Ben Harper: On writing, recording…and Ringo
By stevenl154
by Jazz Lewis 05/17/11 Themusicnetwork.com

For album number ten, Give Till It’s Gone, Harper moved away from his comfort zone in more ways than one, co-writing tracks with Ringo Starr, and utilising the considerable skills of music great Jackson Browne, whose LA studio housed the recording sessions. Working with these musical greats allowed Harper to steer clear of a formulaic style of record making, a trap he seems determined to avoid. more»

05.15.11 Give Till It's Gone: A Conversation with Ben Harper

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Give Till It's Gone: A Conversation with Ben Harper

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ragogna/give-till-its-gone-a-conv_b_8...

Give Till It's Gone: A Conversation with Ben Harper

Posted: 05/16/11
Mike Ragogna.Radio Personality on Solar Powered KRUU-FM, Music Biz Vet
Transcribed by Ryan Gaffney

A Conversation with Ben Harper

Mike Ragogna: How are you, sir?

Ben Harper: Good. How are you, sir?

MR: I'm pretty good. Ben, you have a new album, Give Till It's Gone, and it features your single, "Rock 'N' Roll Is Free."

BH: Oh, yes.

MR: Can you tell us the story behind, "Rock 'N' Roll Is Free"? more»