Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite: iTunes stream & Leno preview 'Get Up!' out 1/29

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January 22nd, 2013 – Starting today, ‘Get Up!,’ (Stax/Concord) the new album from Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite, will stream in its entirety for one week exclusively on iTunes. Fans will also be able to pre-order the album leading up to the US release on January 29. Stream the new album on iTunes for free here: http://shorefi.re/VhQXLB

Tonight, Ben and Charlie will perform “I Don’t Believe A Word You Say” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Upcoming shows include a sold-out NYC CD release show at Irving Plaza on January 29 and a performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (schedule below). More dates will soon be announced.

Rolling Stone’s 3.5 STAR lead review, on sale now, gushes: “In Musselwhite, Harper has found a kindred spirit: an understated virtuoso able to push past tradition without losing himself. They’ve made a set that feels timeless and right on schedule – a reminder that great blues records are, alas, always timely.” In a pair of 4-star reviews, Uncut called the album “excellent,” while MOJO proclaimed, “[Musselwhite’s] tender harmonica beautifully counterpoints Harper’s bruised, emotionally charged vocals.”

2013 TOUR DATES:
1/29 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza (sold-out)
3/01 – Toronto, Canada @Danforth Music Hall (sold-out)
3/02 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
3/03 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
4/27 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/18 & 5/19 – Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Blues Festival

“The first great album of 2013” – No Depression

“Get Up! is a rural blues tutorial, 10 stark and stripped-down songs ranging from gut bucket laments to gospel tinged tracks…won’t leave a dry eye in the house.” – Billboard

“A powerful mix of blues, gospel, roots, and R&B.”– American Songwriter

“A successful combination of two talented veterans feeding off each other’s dusky, creative spirit.” – All Music

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