Ben Harper: Give Till It’s Gone
The prolific Ben Harper will release his 10th studio album on May 17. After working in band contexts for this past few years, Give Till It’s Gone is a solo release, Harper’s first since 2006’s Both Sides of the Gun. Harper recorded the album at Jackson Browne’s studio and Browne adds vocals to “Pray That Our Love Sees The Dawn.” Ringo Starr also makes an appearance, joining for two tunes that he co-authored with Harper, one of which is an instrumental (“Get There From Here”). The first single from Give Till It’s Gone is “Rock N’ Roll Is Free,” which Harper wrote after watching Neil Young tear through a version of “Rockin’ in the Free World” in London last summer.
Harper will begin a series of spring dates on April 2 at Lollapalooza Chile.