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Kevin Hunt
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02.05.15 Gibson named Ben one of the Top 10 Modern Blues Guitarists

Gibson named Ben one of the Top 10 Modern Blues Guitarists. Here's what they had to say about him:

"Just like with Derek Trucks, Ben Harper's style of music span many different genres, with blues being one of the underlying inspirations. Although he's a multi-instrumentalist, Harper's signature instrument is playing acoustic slide guitar. Just listen to songs like “Homeless Child,” “Whipping Boy,” and “I Want To Be Ready” for a taste of how Harper incorporates the blues in his music."

Here's the link to check out the other guitarists on Gibson's list:

http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/top-10-modern-blues...

Photo by Danny Clinch http://www.dannyclinch.com/#/Photography/Showcase-2/thumbs-caption

02.04.15 Quote from Charlie Musselwhite on next album with Ben

Here's a quote from Charlie on his next collaboration with Ben:

“I have a new album that’ll be ready when I come to Australia,” he reveals, “and Ben Harper and I have one in the can, as they say. It’ll probably be a year before it comes out. You never know. There’s all kinds of irons in the fire. We’ll see what happens.”

The quote comes from a recent interview with Charlie done by Shane Pinnegar from X-press Magazine. Here's the link to check out the full interview:

http://xpressmag.com.au/charlie-musselwhite-affairs-of-the-harp-2/

02.02.15 Interview about The Byron Bay Bluesfest from The Northern Star

Here's the link to an interview with Ben from The Northern Star:

http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/look-out-for-ben-harper/2525722/

01.08.15 Interview & Performance from Sojourner Truth Radio

Here's the description of Ben's recent appearance on Sojourner Truth Radio, followed by links to listen to & download the program:

Sojourner Truth Radio

Thursday January 8, 2015:

"Thursday a Sojourner Truth first: we spend the hour with world famous and three-time Grammy winner singer and songwriter Ben Harper. In a live performance, he debuts for the first time on radio his brand new song “Call it what it is.”

We have a wide ranging discussion about: his early inspiration and struggles breaking into the music industry; growing up in a bi-racial family in Southern California; the inter-relationship between art and activism; Ferguson, Eric Garner and the #BlackLivesMatter movement; his upcoming reunion with his original band “Innocent Criminals” and much more."

Listen here:

https://soundcloud.com/sojournertruthradio/january-8-2014-ben-harper

Download the podcast here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sojournertruthradio/id607863027?mt=2

( photo from here: https://www.facebook.com/KPFK90.7/posts/10152469662285965 )

12.17.14 Interview with Ben from The Music - Australia (Ben talks Innocent Criminals reunion & more)

Ben discusses The Innocent Criminals reunion, recording new music with the Innocent Criminals & when we might get to hear it, songwriting, Byron Bay Bluesfest, & more with Steve Bell in an interview from The Music - Australia. Here's the link to read the full interview:

http://themusic.com.au/interviews/all/2014/12/18/ben-harper-steve-bell/

12.09.14 Ben's song 'Thank Me In the Morning' available now on iTunes & Amazon

Ben's song 'Thank Me In the Morning' has been released on The Many Are One (A Beating Drum Compilation). You can get the song here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/many-are-one-beating-drum/id942398355

& here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Q3M3FZQ/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp