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.
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.
Photo by: Danny Clinch
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.
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
Rebecca Schlappich: Violin/Co-String Arranger
Ron Francis Blake: Trumpet/Co-Horn Arranger
James King: Sax
Francisco Torres: Trombone
I've just released a cover of the Coldplay song "Fix You," which stretches from Texas (Justin Pate/Keyboards) to Oklahoma (Jimmy Paxson/Drums) to Los Angeles (Jordan C. Brown) to Soweto Gospel Choir, South Africa.
Collaboration has been a big part staying connected with friends in these times for me – and we are delighted to be able to share this song of hope and friendship with you as we head into the Holidays.
Massive appreciation to Coldplay for such an incredible song.
I'll be performing a #StayAwayShow on La Blogothèque Instagram TOMORROW (Tuesday, Nov 10) at 7:30pm CET / 6:30pm GMT / 1:30pm ET / 10:30am PT. The broadcast starts 30 minutes prior.
Hope to see you there at instagram.com/blogotheque.
Here is my next track, "London," off "Winter Is For Lovers," which will be out on October 23. This track is influenced by the great British guitar players, such as Richard Thompson, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Jimmy Page. It’s got that driving push and pulse, a jingling jangling rumble, and to me it felt like London specifically.
The first round of pressing of a limited edition vinyl of the record has already sold out, but fans can still pre-order both digital and additional physical versions of "Winter Is For Lovers" here.
Join Ben for LIVE IN SESSION Q&A on his Facebook following a special performance by his Mad Bunny Records debut artist Birdthrower this Wednesday LIVE September 16 at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
"A singular songwriter even among the most singular...These new Birdthrower songs, produced by Harper with stunning purity, form the ideal song cycle for these nonsensical times" - American Songwriter
"A goth-folk gem" - Rolling Stone Magazine