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Ben Harper is an American singer and songwriter. He plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock music. His albums have been commercially successful in North America, Europe and Australia. Harper is a two-time Grammy Award winner, winning both "Best Pop Instrumental Performance" and "Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album" in 2005.
Harper's most recent album, Give Till It's Gone, was released in May, 2011.More about Ben Harper.
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His 1995 follow-up album, Fight for Your Mind was a more mature and more political effort, which introduced the Innocent Criminals, Juan Nelson (bass), Leon Mobley (percussion) and Oliver Charles (drums) as Ben Harper's back-up band. The Will to Live released in 1997, expanded his fan base at college and adult alternative radio audiences and featured a different lineup, including David Leach (percussion) and Dean Butterworth (drums).
Over the course of the next two years, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals toured incessantly and played on records and live with REM, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, A Tribe Called Quest, Gov't Mule, Beth Orton, The Fugees and John Lee Hooker. In 1999, Burn to Shine was released, which included "Steal My Kisses" and "Suzie Blue", two college radio favorites. 2001 saw the release of Live from Mars, a critically acclaimed double-LP featuring both electric and acoustic discs.