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NEWS 22 Jan 2013

Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite Preview 'Get Up!' With Exclusive Full Album Stream On Itunes And Leno Performance

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest And More Dates Confirmed

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:

Tonight, Ben and Charlie will perform "I Don't Believe A Word You Say" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Upcoming shows include an 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."


1/29 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

3/01 - Toronto, Canada @Danforth Music Hall

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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