• 08 Oct 2021

    Bid on one of my favorite guitars to benefit victim of gun violence
    Friday, October 8, 2021 at 1:45pm PDT

    Last month a beloved member of the skateboarding community, Zion Williams, 19, was the victim of gun violence and lost his sight. Zion is a brave and inspiring young man who has deeply touched my life on a soul level. I am auctioning off one of my favorite guitars, (which I will also personalize) towards Zion's rehabilitation.

    Click here to bid.

  • 27 Jul 2021

    "Like a Locomotive" with Keith Richards and more out now!
    Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 10:45am PDT

    What a huge honor and privilege it was to play on "Like a Locomotive" with Keith Richards, Charlie Musselwhite, Benmont Tench, Don Was and (in loving memory of) Don Heffington. "Party for Joey" - A Sweet Relief Benefit to Joey Spampinato (NRBQ) is available now. Have a listen on all streaming services and purchase at True North Records.

    Produced by Sheldon Gomberg

    Photo by Danny Clinch

  • 07 Jul 2021

    Italy 2022 Tour Announcement
    Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 10:00am PDT

    Tour Alert! The following shows have been announced in Italy for 2022. We hope to see you there…and at your local skate park! Tickets available here.

    7/13 Marostica
    7/17 Lucca
    7/19 Nichelino
    8/02 Palmanova
    8/03 Cesena
    8/04 Pescara
    8/06 Taormina
    8/09 Riola Sardo
    8/11 Brescia

  • 18 Jun 2021
    Ben Harper live audience

    European Summer Tour 2021 Cancellation
    Friday, June 18, 2021 at 12:00pm PDT

    Due to current health and safety concerns with the ongoing pandemic, we have made the challenging but necessary decision to cancel our European tour this summer 2021. We will be back on tour at the earliest and safest opportunity. Love and appreciation to our fans in Europe. Please direct any refund questions to point of ticket purchase.

    -Ben

  • 10 Jun 2021
    Juan Nelson (c) Gavin Conaty

    Juan D. Nelson (August 24, 1958-June 9, 2021)
    Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1:45pm PDT

    Juan D. Nelson
    August 24, 1958-June 9, 2021
    Beloved husband, father, musical genius, BHIC band member of 27 years, and the finest man I've ever known.

    It's near impossible for me to put words to this pain and loss.

    Rest In Glory our beloved Reverend Juan

    In lieu of flowers the family set up their own GoFundMe page.
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    Photo: Gavin Conaty

  • 01 Jun 2021

    BHIC to play Out of Space 2021 in Evanston, IL
    Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 1:30pm PDT

    BHIC can't wait to get back to Chicago for Out of Space 2021 at Canal Shores Golf Course in Evanston, IL on August 7th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.

    Photo by Philamonjaro/Phillip Solomonson

  • 22 May 2021

    BeachLife Festival Announcement Sep 10-12!
    Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:15am PDT

    The Innocent Criminals will be at the BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach this September 10-12, 2021. Can't wait to see there!

    All tickets are on sale now.

  • 16 Apr 2021

    Paula Fuga - If Ever single out today
    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2:00pm PDT

    My friends Paula Fuga and Jack Johnson have teamed up on a duet called "If Ever," on which I play slide guitar. The song is out everywhere today, and is from Paula's new album "Rain on Sunday" out June 18th on Jack's Brushfire Records.

    Listen to the song and view the lyric video.

  • 02 Apr 2021

    "Always a Song" signed and numbered copies available
    Friday, April 2, 2021 at 1:30pm PDT

    My mom has recently released her extraordinary book, "Always a Song," for which I have written the foreword. In lieu of a traditional book signing, we have signed and numbered 200 copies and made them available at the Folk Music Center in-store and online.

    Click here to order.

    Photo by: Danny Clinch

  • 25 Mar 2021

    "Winter Is For Lovers" B-Sides
    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 4:30pm PDT

    "Winter Is For Lovers" Capitol sessions: "Joshua Tree" and "Inland Empire." These alternative takes of both album tracks feature my friends Robert Glasper, Jimmy Paxson, Mike Valerio and Chris Bleth. Listen here & watch the video for "Joshua Tree": benharper.ffm.to/bsides

    Photo by: Mathieu Bitton

  • 23 Feb 2021

    Four AM - American Gothic out now
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 1:30pm PST

    I love doing session steel guitar work...especially when it's for my SON! Four AM crushing it. "American Gothic" out now.

    Listen here.

  • 29 Jan 2021

    The Cush - Haters out now
    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:00pm PST

    If you're looking for a great weekend listen, please check out the latest signing to my label Mad Bunny Records, The Cush, HATERS.

    Listen here.

  • 26 Jan 2021

    Ellen Harper's "Always a Song" out now
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:00am PST

    I am excited to announce the release of my mom's book "Always a Song." It is her life story from east coast to west, in and around music, and a wonderful read. It was fun for me to write the forward as well. Get a copy at EllenHarper.net.

  • 16 Jan 2021

    2021 Biden/Harris Inauguration "We the People" Concert
    Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 12:00pm PST

    It will be an honor to perform at the 2021 Biden/Harris Inauguration "We the People" Concert tomorrow, January 17 at 8pm ET.

    Watch here.

  • 12 Jan 2021

    "Black Beauty" from "Black Boys" film out now
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00am PST

    It was an honor to have been asked to write a song for Sonia Lowman's film Black Boys, a culturally vital documentary that premiered on Peacock back in September. "Black Beauty" is available now. Listen here.

    Oliver Charles: Drums

    Vocalists:
    Travis Taylor
    Kay Manée
    Keesha Gumbs

    Rebecca Schlappich: Violin/Co-String Arranger

    Ron Francis Blake: Trumpet/Co-Horn Arranger
    James King: Sax
    Francisco Torres: Trombone

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