Ben Harper

We Get By is the latest album from legendary R&B singer Mavis Staples and is produced by guitarist and songwriter Ben Harper. Listen for music from this recording plus selections from Harper’s 1994 debut album Welcome to the Cruel World. We’ll remember psychedelic rock legend Roky Erickson, known for his pioneering work with the 13th Floor Elevators. Erickson, who struggled with mental illness most of his life, was the subject of the acclaimed 2005 documentary, You’re Gonna Miss Me. He died Friday, May 31. 

Here is who to listen for on WORLD CAFÉ, with host Talia Schlanger, this week on KRCB-FM:   

Monday, April 23rd – Brothers Osborne 

TJ and John Osbourne moved to Nashville separately to forge solo careers, but realized, just like their mom said, they were better together as Brothers Osborne. They just won Vocal Duo of the Year for the second time in a row at the Academy of Country Music Awards and on Friday their new album Port Saint Joe came out. Hear them play live! 

Tuesday, April 24th – Hop Along  

Ben & Charlie "No Mercy in This Land" - CD of the Week

Apr 6, 2018

Ben Harper and our friend and neighbor Charlie Musselwhite have teamed up again for another stellar collection of blues "No Mercy in This Land".  Their last collaboration, 2013's "Get Up!" won a Grammy for best contemporary blues album.  Charlie and Ben continue to mine the deep legacy of American music.

They share a mutual respect for each other, as well as for the music that has led them to the present.