Benjamin Chase Harper is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock and is known for his guitar, vocal, live, and active skills. He has released 12 regular studio albums, mainly through Virgin Records, and has gone on international tour. Harper is a three-time Grammy winner and seven nominee, with awards for Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Traditional Gospel Album of 2004 and Best Blues Album of 2013. At the Ceremony The 40th Blues Awards Music Award, Harper's co-creation with Charlie Musselwhite, "No Mercy in This Land", was named Song of the Year.
|Birth name||Benjamin Chase Harper|
|Born||October 28, 1969, Pomona, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Folk rock, blues rock, alternative rock, soul, funk rock, gospel, reggae, jam rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, lap steel guitar, slide guitar, keyboard instruments, piano, bass, drums, percussion, vibes|
|Labels||Virgin, EMI Records|
|Associated acts||The Blind Boys of Alabama, Relentless7, Vanessa da Mata, Fistful of Mercy, Natalie Maines, Charlie Musselwhite, The Innocent Criminals, Ellen Harper, Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson|
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Grammy Award-winning singer and guitarist, known for his variety of musical styles, including blues, soul, rock, and reggae.
He refined his guitar playing skills, imitating the styles of many famous artists like Robert Johnson.
His album There Will Be a Light became a Platinum-certified album in Australia, France, and New Zealand.
He was married to Joanna Harper from 1996 to 2001 and Laura Dern from 2005 to 2013. In 2015, he married Jaclyn Mathus. He has two sons, Ellery and Charles, and two daughters, Jaya and Harris.
He saw Bob Marley perform in Burbank, California when he was nine years old and it inspired him to pursue music.
- Category Ben Harper
- Weissenborn players
- Artists from Real World Records
- Steel guitarists
- African Jews
- African-American rock musician
- Fingerstyle guitarist
- The guitarist slips
- American folk guitarists
- Virgin Records artists
- African-American record producers
- Record Producers in California
- American multi-instrumentalists
- American folk singer
Latest information about Ben Harper updated on June 24 2021.