05.18.11 Interview and live on RTL2 France

by marze

http://www.rtl2.fr/video/7685572270/interview-tres-tres-privee

Video with interview and solo acoustic performance of "Feel Love" (min 04:04), "Morning Yearning" (19:36) and "Don't Give Up On Me Now" (38:17).
Funny narration of how he got his first record deal with Virgin towards the end!

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

by kevin

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»