• 29 Jan 2021

    The Cush - Haters out now
    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:00pm PST

    If you're looking for a great weekend listen, please check out the latest signing to my label Mad Bunny Records, The Cush, HATERS.

    Listen here.

  • 26 Jan 2021

    Ellen Harper's "Always a Song" out now
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:00am PST

    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.

  • 16 Jan 2021

    2021 Biden/Harris Inauguration "We the People" Concert
    Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 12:00pm PST

    It will be an honor to perform at the 2021 Biden/Harris Inauguration "We the People" Concert tomorrow, January 17 at 8pm ET.

    Watch here.

  • 12 Jan 2021

    "Black Beauty" from "Black Boys" film out now
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 10:00am PST

    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

    Travis Taylor
    Kay Manée
    Keesha Gumbs

    Rebecca Schlappich: Violin/Co-String Arranger

    Ron Francis Blake: Trumpet/Co-Horn Arranger
    James King: Sax
    Francisco Torres: Trombone

  • 18 Dec 2020

    "Fix You" with Soweto Gospel Choir feat. Jordan C. Brown
    Friday, December 18, 2020 at 10:00am PST

    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.


    Listen here.

  • 09 Nov 2020

    Live performance on La Blogothèque Nov 10
    Monday, November 9, 2020 at 8:30pm PST

    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.

  • 23 Oct 2020

    "Winter Is For Lovers" Out Now!
    Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10:00am PDT

    I am so excited to share this music with you - my first ever instrumental record - Winter Is For Lovers is out today. Stream + Order vinyl here.

    Photo by: Adam Keely

  • 01 Oct 2020

    "Paris" Video Premieres
    Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 3:00pm PDT

    My new single "Paris" is out now // Listen and preorder "Winter Is For Lovers" here.

    Filmed/edited by Alessandro Bordoni Films.

  • 18 Sep 2020

    Ziggy Marley's "More Family Time" out now
    Friday, September 18, 2020 at 2:45pm PDT

    My duet with Ziggy Marley "Play with Sky" is out now on his album "More Family Time." We've got it on heavy rotation here at the pad and I hope you will too!

    Listen here.

  • 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!