• 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!

  • 28 Feb 2020
    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals live

    Japan Tour Canceled
    Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:30am PST

    Due to the ongoing situation in the region, we have unfortunately had to cancel the upcoming BHIC Tour of Japan.

    Most importantly we are wishing well to all those affected.

    We apologize to our fans in Japan for this inconvenience and we hope to reschedule soon.


  • 26 Feb 2020

    BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach, CA on May 1
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 3:30pm PST

    BHIC are hyped to play the BeachLife Festival on May 1 in Redondo Beach, CA. We'll be sharing the stage with Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley's 75th Bob Marley Celebration, UB40, G. Love & Special Sauce and more.

    Tickets on sale now!

  • 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.