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.
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
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.
8/09 Riola Sardo
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.
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.
Photo: Gavin Conaty
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