We always thought of Ben Harper as a dynamic artist with a talent for writing and performing different styles of music, but we didn’t see this one coming. Ben Harper’s gone Blues, and he’s teamed up with harmonica Legend Charlie Musselwhite on their new album, Get Up!
The record will hit stores on January 29, giving you plenty of time to spin it before Ben and Charlie come to Chicago for an XRT Show on Sunday, March 3 at the Riviera. If you think you’re excited, you should hear Ben: “Charlie and I have been looking to make this record for over ten years and now that we’ve gotten to it,” stated Harper, “I can’t wait to play it live.”
You can hear them play it live by entering to win tickets from our contest page.
If you just can’t contain your excitement until the end of the January, check out the making of the album through these webisodes produced by Stax Records. This episode in particular offers a glimpse of the artists’ perspective of the Chicago Blues scene, including the historic Chicago based Chess Records, Muddy Waters, and Charlie’s beginnings in the industry.
Check out the single from Get Up!, “I Don’t Believe a Word You Say” – Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite