"Singer-Songwriter Ben Harper On Race, Police Violence And Making Music"
"You can't be racist and be a Christian! You all have gotta choose": Ben Harper opens up about activism, racism and how police brutality "threatens democracy in a very specific way."
"Harper's new album, Call It What It Is — his first with the Innocent Criminals, the band he formed in the early '90s, in nine years — offers its share of pointed commentary. Harper has had personal experience with racial profiling: 'I don't think there's one black person you could talk to who hasn't experienced it,' he says."
Read the interview at USA TODAY. (Photo: Michael Monday, for USA TODAY.)
"Ben Harper Surprises His Biggest Fan, and Catch a Sneak Peek of His New Song. He plays his latest track, talks about his fans, and discusses why he thinks a car stereo is as important as a guitar amp."
"[Harper] ended up with an album that tacks between the dark—images of the literal end of the world—and the light, with a girl carried aloft by a pink balloon. Call It What It Is is an exercise in getting jerked around; it’s an 11-track tilt-a-whirl." - The Atlantic
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will be sharing live performance & interview fun on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic today at 11:15am PT / 1:15pm CT / 2:15pm ET. In LA, tune in to 89.9fm and everywhere else around the world listen online at KCRW.com. Share the word!
Join us for a live Q&A with Ben on Thursday, March 24 at 1pm ET / 10am PT. Ask Ben anything, and he'll do his best to answer as many questions as he can!
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Taken from the forthcoming album Call It What It Is due out April 8, 2016 on Stax Records.
Directed by Sebastián Silva
We are thrilled to announce we will appearing at the inaugural Merryland Music Fest!
July 9-10 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.
For full lineup, tickets, and complete event information visit www.merrylandmusicfest.com.