• 15 Sep 2020

    "London" video from "Winter Is For Lovers" Premieres
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 1:30pm PDT

    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.

  • 14 Sep 2020

    Live in Session Q&A this Wednesday
    Monday, September 14, 2020 at 4:15pm PDT

    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

  • 02 Sep 2020

    "Inland Empire" Video Premieres
    Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 1:00pm PDT

    This is a video excerpt of "Inland Empire," from my new instrumental album entitled Winter Is For Lovers. It was filmed at my family music shop, The Folk Music Center, which has been open 62 years. Deluxe signed and numbered 180 gram vinyl out now on Anti Records.

    Filmed by Alex Bordoni & Adam Keely

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Winter Is For Lovers - Deluxe Vinyl Out Now
    Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 8:15am PDT

    This has been a long time in the making, and today my instrumental album "Winter Is For Lovers" is available on limited edition signed and numbered 180 gram vinyl.

    The album is meant to be one composition, an A-side and B-side, comprised of 15 movements.

    Formatting this album for digital was a unique challenge, and in doing so, I have named the individual pieces within the body of work after some of the places that have influenced the album, or where the pieces themselves were written.

    To order go to the Ben Harper Shop. We expect to start shipping on or around September 4, 2020. Select USPS Media Mail for cheapest shipping! A standard vinyl and digital version will be available later this fall.

  • 28 Aug 2020

    Hey, King! Be Still EP Out Now!
    Friday, August 28, 2020 at 10:30am PDT

    Hey, King! are incredible. Natalie's songwriting is a master class. I am honored to have produced this record for my pals, Nat and Taylor.

    Please check them out and give them love.


  • 18 Aug 2020

    Book Alert! "Last Call" by Elon Green
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 11:45am PDT

    While government and law enforcement turn a blind eye, this 100% factual murder mystery follows a serial killer through New York's gay community in the 1990's.

    He targets his victims with methodic precision, then hauntingly fades back into his daily life, going undetected. Before you know it, the author has somehow found a way to place the reader in the position of peering over the assailant's shoulder.

    Being reminded of the gender bias at that time is highly unsettling, but the void of protection by the state is almost as shocking as the murders themselves.

    Not since Norman Mailer's "The Executioner's Song" have I read a book that reads like a novel while being 100% non-fiction.

    This book is not only the masterwork of a first-time author, but serves as a love letter to gender equality.


    Get it here!

  • 20 Jul 2020

    Black Eyed Dog with Rhiannon Giddens out now!
    Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:00pm PDT

    New duet with the incomparable Rhiannon Giddens out now! Available on Anti Records.

    Black Eyed Dog written by Nick Drake.

    Rhiannon - Fretless Banjo, Viola, Vocals
    Me - Lap Steel, Vocals

    Recorded by Joe Mulcahy

    Mixed by JP Berreondo and mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering

  • 14 Jul 2020

    Mavis 80 - Friday July 31 8:30pm ET
    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 11:45am PDT

    Hey everyone! I'm so excited to be a part of Mavis 80! Click the link below for tickets. All proceeds will benefit Newport Festivals Foundation, which not only produces the Newport Folk Festival but also does a lot of great work supporting musicians and music education programs across the country.


  • 06 Jul 2020

    Ringo Starr's Big Birthday Show! July 7
    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 3:00pm PDT

    Tune in TOMORROW to Ringo Starr's 80th birthday celebration where Dave Grohl and I will be paying tribute to the legend himself!

    The event starts at 5pm ET / 2pm PT on Ringo's YouTube Channel.

  • 11 Jun 2020

    The People Speak - Voices x SummerStageAnywhere June 12
    Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 4:30pm PDT

    In collaboration with Voices of a People's History, SummerStage Anywhere presents an evening this Friday June 12th. I'll be accompanying the phenomenal Megalyn Echikunwoke on a Billie Holiday song.

    Tune into the SummerStage YouTube channel at 7 PM ET for the premiere presented by Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage.

    More information: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/voices/

  • 20 May 2020

    Whiskey Sour Happy Hour Bonus Episode TONIGHT!
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 3:15pm PDT

    Back by popular demand, it's a bonus episode of Whiskey Hour Happy Hour, presented by Ed Helms and The Bluegrass Situation!! Tune in tonight at 5pm PT / 8pm ET.

    Help us finish out our fundraiser for MusiCares and Direct Relief STRONG! No donation is too small in making a difference. Give here: smarturl.it/wshh.

    Special thanks to the Americana Music Association, TX Whiskey, and Allbirds for their support!

  • 29 Apr 2020

    Whiskey Sour Happy Hour TONIGHT!
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 4:30pm PDT

    Please tune in tonight to the Whiskey Sour Happy Hour hosted by Ed Helms TONIGHT at 5pm PT / 8pm ET with special guests.

    Watch here!

  • 29 Apr 2020

    Hey, King! - Don't Let Me Get Away Out Now
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 1:45pm PDT

    Hyped to share debut track I produced for Hey, King!

    Watch on YouTube

  • 25 Apr 2020

    Pathway to Paris Virtual Festival TOMORROW!
    Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 8:30pm PDT

    I hope to see you tomorrow on Instagram Live at Pathway to Paris. The virtual festival will start at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.

    Watch here!