05.19.11 Ben Harper On CBS's The Early Show

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Ben Harper On CBS's The Early Show

Ben Harper on CBS's The Early Show

Ben speaks to Erica Hill about his first solo CD in five years "Give Till It's Gone" and the inspiration for his song "Rock N' Roll Is Free" & performs "Rock N' Roll Is Free":

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7366573n

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A Ben Harper inspiration: Neil Young
Opening for rock legend stirred Harper's creative juices; Ringo Starr, Jackson Browne appear on Harper's new album

(CBS News)
From slow ballads to hard-hitting rock, Ben Harper does it all.

An unmistakable voice and unique style have brought the singer-songwriter worldwide praise - and two Grammys. He's done classic collaborations with the likes of Pearl Jam and Jack Johnson, in modes from gospel, to rock, to R&B.

But it was opening for the legendary Neil Young that led to Harper's to his latest creation. more»

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

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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

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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»