Ben Harper will open your musical mind
Ben Harper is quite the musical chameleon, able to fit seamlessly into multiple genres and communities. He can play with members of jam bands, write catchy pop-rock songs that get played on the radio, sing God’s praises in gospel songs (for which he’s won a Grammy), sit in with rockers like Pearl Jam and produce records for other artists. He’s released collaborative albums with gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama, blues veteran Charlie Musselwhite and his own folk-musician mother Ellen, plus his backing bands Relentless7 and the Innocent Criminals.
Harper will be hitting Vegas on his latest tour with the Innocent Criminals, supporting 2016 album Call It What It Is, which Entertainment Weekly praised as “his most diverse collection in years” and All Music called “a cut above many of his records.” Harper’s first album in nine years with the Innocent Criminals, Call It embraces his full diversity, with elements of blues, rock, reggae, folk and soul, along with some pointed political commentary. Harper’s current shows focus on his work with the Innocent Criminals, but with his varied interests, musical surprises are almost certain. Harper always has something unexpected to offer his fans.
Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq, 7:30 p.m. May 25, starting at $45 plus fee, 18+. 702.862.2695