Tag Archives: Ben Harper

Out This Week 5/17

One of our many guests performing this Friday at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard during our annual Hood to Hood broadcast, Point Juncture, WA (actually from Portland) has a stunning new album out this week on local label Mt. Fuji Records. Our Music Director, Don Yates, says that the band’s “visceral take on their atmosphericRead more...

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Song of the Day: Fistful of Mercy - Fistful of Mercy

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and independent recordings from artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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Live Video: Fistful of Mercy

If you were tuned into the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters at noon today, you heard the brand new project Fistful of Mercy, featuring an all-star cast of Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur. The three only just made their presence know through Facebook, Twitter and their barebones website -- but, wow, have theyRead more...

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Songs of Remberance, Celebration & Hope: commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of one of time’s greatest revolutionaries, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Songs like Odetta’s “Glory Halleluja” and Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin” remind us to honor those who fought for their freedom and equality as human beings during the Civil Rights Movement. Michael Franti’s “Hey WorldRead more...

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Out This Week 5/5

The new Conor Oberst album, billed with his “Mystic Valley Band,” hits stores today. If you didn’t get a chance to hear the album streaming on NPR Music last week, you can sample it below -- and it will be featured as our Song of the Day podcast tomorrow, so stay tuned. And while you’reRead more...

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