01.22.13 Preview "Get Up!" with exclusive full album stream on iTunes and Leno performance

Preview "Get Up!" with exclusive full album stream on iTunes and Leno performance

Starting today, 'Get Up!,' (Stax/Concord) the new album from Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite, will stream in its entirety for one week exclusively on iTunes. Fans will also be able to pre-order the album leading up to the US release on January 29. Stream the new album on iTunes for free here.

Tonight, Ben and Charlie will perform "I Don't Believe A Word You Say" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Upcoming shows include a sold-out NYC CD release show at Irving Plaza on January 29 and a performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (schedule below). More dates will soon be announced.

Rolling Stone's 3.5 STAR lead review, on sale now, gushes: "In Musselwhite, Harper has found a kindred spirit: an understated virtuoso able to push past tradition without losing himself. They've made a set that feels timeless and right on schedule — a reminder that great blues records are, alas, always timely." In a pair of 4-star reviews, Uncut called the album "excellent," while MOJO proclaimed, "[Musselwhite's] tender harmonica beautifully counterpoints Harper's bruised, emotionally charged vocals."

1/29 — New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/01 — Toronto, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall
3/02 — Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
3/03 — Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
4/27 — New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/18 & 19 — Doheny Blues Festival, Dana Point, CA

"The first great album of 2013" — No Depression

"Get Up! is a rural blues tutorial, 10 stark and stripped-down songs ranging from gut bucket laments to gospel tinged tracks…won't leave a dry eye in the house." — Billboard

"A powerful mix of blues, gospel, roots, and R&B." — American Songwriter

"A successful combination of two talented veterans feeding off each other's dusky, creative spirit." — All Music