How Ben Harper Met Charlie Musselwhite

Videos by American Songwriter

Here’s an exclusive video from Ben Harper, who’s joined by harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite on his latest studio album, Get Up! “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” Harper said in a recent interview. “I’ll make more records in the future but it will never be as good as this one I’m working on with Charlie.”

The Danny Clinch-directed vignette explores how the fiery slide guitarist/songwriter came to work with Musselwhite on his new disc, which channels the vintage Chicago blues sound the 68-year-old harp master helped define. In the video, Musselwhite says he and Harper are like “kindred souls.”

Get Up! is due January 29 from Stax/Concord records (pre-order it here). Look for Harper and Musselwhite’s performance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on January 22nd.


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