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Tue 16th Jul at 7:00pm
@ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Also appearing: Charlie Musselwhite
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Never miss another 'Ben Harper' show
An Evening Of The Blues: Ben Harper + Charlie Musselwhite
Following the release of their collaborative album 'Get Up!' (via the legendary Stax Records/Concord Music Group) Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite have announced a one-off 'Evening of the Blues' show in London this July.
In the grand but all-too-rare tradition of full-album artist collaborations, 'Get Up!' featuring Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite is a modern blues classic. The release, Harper's 12th studio album, surveys gospel, roots, country and R&B; the marriage's fluid chemistry helping his multi-layered canvas expand as never before.
Recorded down and dirty, fast and live, Get Up! is an old school creation. This kind of musical chemistry demanded the approach. But its attitude, brash, assertive, disarming and vulnerable, is defiantly modern. This is a record Harper has always aspired to make but knew required the essential life experience. Get Up! proves it’s been time well spent.
Los Angeles-born singer/songwriter whose unique sound is as much rooted in his trademark hollow-neck acoustic Weissenborn guitar as in his urban acoustic ballads.
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A blues musician whose guitar and harmonica playing has long been admired. He's recorded over 20 albums on his own and guested on records by The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tom Waits and INXS. His talents were honed in the original Chicago scene where he met the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker was the best man at Charlie's wedding.
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Venue: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Enquiries: 0905 020 399 (25
Bookings: 0844 477 200
→ Kensington (Olympia) 16 min walk
→ Goldhawk Rd 4 min walk
→ Shepherds Bush 5 min walk