American Routes with Ben Harper

Ben Harper @ the Fez Festival

Ben Harper @ the Fez Festival

This week’s episode of American Routes was so great we just had to share it here on BANGWAVE Radio! The show starts out with some great standards ranging from ancient to classic. We hear from folks like Howlin’ Wolf and Stevie Wonder. You can’t lose.

DJ and Host Nick Spitzer then talks with Ben Harper. The singer-songwriter has been on the scene since the early ’90s, but now he’s digging deeper into the blues with the legendary harpman Charlie Musselwhite.

Nick talks with Ben about the musical journey from his family’s music store, to his recent recording that he calls his “graduation” album. Ben talks about being inspired by Blues greats Taj Mahal and the Blind Boys of Alabama. And what’s this about covering Marvin Gaye?

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