Ben Harper & Innocent Criminals


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07.07.2023, 20:00, Piazza della Riforma

Ben Harper, a fearless and soulful musician, embarked on a new musical journey with his album “Bloodline Maintenance.” Inspired by the loss of a dear friend and his charismatic father’s influence, the album showcases Harper’s unorthodox sound. He played various instruments, including an acoustic upright bass, drums, and percussions, infusing elements of hip-hop rhythms. Harper’s protest singer roots run deep, stemming from his family’s history of persecution. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with renowned artists and won three Grammy Awards. Pushing boundaries, Harper’s exploration continues with his signature lap steel guitar, intensified through a powerful amplifier. The album encompasses timely social commentary and introspective self-examination, blending modernized R&B with soulful narratives. As Harper reflects on mortality and loss, he delivers a powerful musical reckoning, highlighting the fleeting nature of life’s moments.