16 Apr 2001

Byron Bay, Australia

East Coast Blues & Roots Festival

Monday, April 16, 2001 at 7:00pm AEST

Headliners at the second night of the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival, the band delivered a very spirited performance; hard rockin' the way the Aussies like it! "Oppression/Get Up Stand Up" had the crowd saluting while "Breakin' Down" featured a bass solo, a drums versus percussion duel and a whistling solo from Juan! Ben got the crowd bouncing by bouncing himself during "Steal My Kisses", which went into a funk groove, into "Like A King", which then became a huge extended jam. Ben's "throne" was then taken off, and he stood up with his fist in the air to sing "I'll Rise."

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals