27 Sep 1996

New York City, NY

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

with Ancient Vibrations


Friday, September 27, 1996 at 7:00pm PDT

After "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" Ben said of his Weissenborn, "Sometimes this thing gets heavy, you know? That's when you know it's a good night." The small club erupted in applause.

MSN OnAir syndicated a portion of the show for national radio broadcast. "Fight For Your Mind", "Forever", "God Fearing Man" and both encores were axed.

ABC "In Concert" broadcast a 15-minute video montage with clips from "Excuse Me Mr.", "Gold To Me", and "Fight For Your Mind" and an interview with Ben. He discussed his guitar playing, the basis of "Excuse Me Mr.," and some of the inspirations for the upcoming album "The Will To Live."