• 27 Nov 2019

    Ben Harper Introduces Birdthrower
    Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 1:30pm PST

    I saw a man on his hands and knees crawling through Manhattan in a blue business suit. The world was walking by him as if crawling up Broadway was standard practice. I personally found it highly devotional. A man crawling home. Instinctively, I felt he was someone I needed to know. Turns out, he was also a songwriter, and not just any songwriter – this was Birdthrower.

    Robert O. Leaver, aka Birdthrower, works as a groundskeeper at Riverside Park in New York, which runs along the Hudson River from 72nd Street up to the George Washington Bridge at 175th Street. The park is full of woods, gardens, playgrounds, a skateboard park and baseball fields. This fall Birdthrower was up every morning at 5:45 am, planting fast before frost, and as winter comes he'll be pruning, sharpening tools, shoveling snow and trying not to freeze. The wind blows hard off the river. Plenty of birds blowing around, and some lost souls too. During a cold snap, birds sometimes fall to earth; he warms them in his hands and throws them back skyward.

    Birdthrower and I became friends and I signed on to produce his debut record. I immediately recognized in his music that these were not just songs, but love-aged, world-worn fables, scratched deep into the page with the painful pen of experience, maturity and dirt beneath the fingernails.

    In the making of this album, Birdthrower recorded these songs live in one, two, three takes tops. As a musician I was inspired — as a producer, it was a dream gig.

    I love Birdthrower's music. I want the world to have the chance to love it as much as I do.

    Please have a listen.

    Thanks,

    Ben

  • 11 Nov 2019

    Joe Henry's "The Gospel According to Water" out Friday
    Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:30am PST

    I'm excited to premiere my pal Joe Henry's song "Gates of Prayer Cemetery #2" from his forthcoming album "The Gospel According to Water." The album drops this Friday, November 15. Listen now.

    Catch the release show this Friday at Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood!

  • 16 Sep 2019

    BHIC return to Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2020!
    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 1:00pm PDT

    BHIC are returning to Aotearoa/New Zealand next February! Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 8am at www.neptuneentertainment.co.nz. Hope to see you at the show!

    Feb 21 New Plymouth - TSB Bowl of Brooklands
    Feb 22 Christchurch - Electric Avenue Festival
    Feb 27 Auckland - Logan Campbell Centre
    Feb 28 Napier - Church Road Winery
    Feb 29 Tauranga - Mount Park

  • 13 Sep 2019

    Christopher Paul Stelling - Have To Do For Now
    Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:00am PDT

    This is the first single from the album I produced for Christopher Paul Stelling.

    Thank you CP for trusting me with your incredible songs.

    Streaming links here.

  • 11 Aug 2019

    Summer U.S. Tour with Trombone Shorty starts today!
    Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 1:00pm PDT

    BHIC
    Leon Mobley
    Oliver Charles
    Juan Nelson

    Summer U.S. Tour starts today with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Jessy Wilson

    Thanks to everyone coming out! Get Tickets Here

    8/11/19 - Park City, UT - Deer Valley Resort
    8/12/19 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom
    8/14/19 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino
    8/15/19 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Stir Cove
    8/16/19 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
    8/17/19 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
    8/18/19 - Columbus, OH - WonderBus Music & Arts Festival
    8/20/19 - Baltimore, MD - MECU Pavilion
    8/21/19 - Lynchburg, VA - Riverfront Park
    8/22/19 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
    8/24/19 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
    8/25/19 - Bensalem, PA - Parx Casino
    8/26/19 - New York, NY - Rooftop at Pier 17
    8/27/19 - New York, NY - Rooftop at Pier 17
    8/29/19 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
    8/30/19 - Portland, ME - Thompson's Point
    8/31/19 - Lenox, MA - Tanglewood Music Center
    9/11/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
    9/13/19 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theater
    9/14/19 - Sonoma, CA - Harvest Music Fest

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    Yamaha Drums
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  • 01 Jul 2019

    Jazz à Vienne show rescheduled from July 1 to July 24
    Monday, July 1, 2019 at 2:30pm PDT

    BHIC is sad to report that rain and lightning has prevented the festival from goin' on at Jazz à Vienne. Special thanks to all the fans who came out and braved the elements. We are looking to reschedule ASAP.

    Update! Mon concert à Vienne a été officiellement reprogrammé pour le 24 Juillet. Encore désolé pour l’annulation et merci. BHIC

  • 13 Jun 2019

    Sonoma Harvest Music Festival - Sep 14-15
    Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT

    Looking forward to coming back up to Sonoma County with the original ICs for the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival the weekend of Sep 14-15!

    Tickets on sale now.

  • 03 Jun 2019

    Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival - Nov 22-24
    Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2:00pm PDT

    Attention San Diego! BHIC will be back at the beach the weekend of Nov 22-24 to play the Wonderfront Festival.

    Early bird tickets are available now.

  • 30 Apr 2019

    Hollywood Bowl presale now until May 4
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00am PDT

    Presale tickets for Ben's upcoming show at the Hollywood Bowl with Neneh Cherry on September 11 are available now until May 4 at 10am PDT at HollywoodBowl.com. Use the password HB2019.

    Public on-sale starts Sunday, May 5 at 10am PDT.

  • 22 Apr 2019

    Earth Day / BYOBottle Campaign
    Monday, April 22, 2019 at 12:45pm PDT

    In celebration of Earth Day we are proud to join Jack Johnson and BYOBottle, a music industry campaign to rock reusable water bottles. Learn more at www.byobottle.org. Join us and help turn the tide on plastic pollution!

    Photo by Ryan Messick.

  • 08 Apr 2019
    Ben Harper & Alejandro Aranda on American Idol

    American Idol "All-Star Duets" tonight
    Monday, April 8, 2019 at 12:45pm PDT

    Alejandro Aranda was born and raised in Pomona. I was born in Pomona Valley Hospital blocks away from his house, and grew up one town over. I used to hear him play in my family music store. TONIGHT on American Idol we are performing a duet. Airs on ABC at 8|7c.

    UPDATE: Watch the playback here.

  • 12 Mar 2019

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals + Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: Summer Tour 2019
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 4:45pm PDT

    BHIC are co-headlining a summer tour with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue this August! Pre-sale tickets for starred shows (*) are available tomorrow, March 13 at 10am local time using password SUMMER. General on sale starts Friday, March 15 at 10am local time.

    Visit Tour Dates for ticket links and additional information. Other shows are already on sale.

    8/11 Park City, UT - Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater at Deer Valley Resort *
    8/12 Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom
    8/14 Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Showroom at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel *
    8/15 Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Stir Cove *
    8/16 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
    8/17 Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *
    8/20 Baltimore, MD - MECU Pavilion *
    8/21 Lynchburg, VA - Lockn' Fam Pre-Party at Riverfront Park
    8/22 Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
    8/24 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater *
    8/25 Bensalem, PA - Xcite Center at Parx Casino *
    8/26 New York, NY - The Rooftop at Pier 17
    8/27 New York, NY - The Rooftop at Pier 17
    8/29 Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion *
    8/30 Portland, ME - Thompson's Point *
    8/31 Lenox, MA - Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood

  • 25 Jan 2019

    BHIC - Europe Summer 2019
    Friday, January 25, 2019 at 12:15am PST

    Europe Summer 2019
    BHIC
    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
    Juan Nelson | Leon Mobley | Oliver Charles | Jason Mozersky

    (US dates with Trombone Shorty to be announced soon.)

    Photo by: Adam Keely

    Visit Tour Dates for dates and ticket info.

    Thank you having us, FRIC.

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