05.28.01 La Jolla, CA
RIMAC Field (University of California, San Diego) with Jack Johnson, Jurassic 5
Playing to a crowd of over 10,000 people, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals closed out their North American tour with a heart-pounding set. After playing the first set straight through, Ben returned to the stage with a special surprise. He introduced the quiet crowd to the gospel group, the Blind Boys of Alabama. They sang harmonies on "I Want to be Ready" and "I Shall Not Walk Alone." The real highlight, however, was a true gospel version of "Give a Man a Home", which featured Ben, sans the Weissenborn, trading verses with the Boys.