Ben Harper Explores Rock With Relentless7

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  • "Fly One Time"
  • "Shimmer and Shine"
  • "Skin Thin"
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Over the past decade and a half, Ben Harper has grown from college-radio mainstay to world-renowned headliner for his blend of folk, rock and blues. His new incarnation with Relentless7 is a project 10 years in the making, starting back when Harper first became a friend of guitarist Jason Mozersky.

Relentless7 isn't just another one of Ben Harper's side projects. Instead, the band replaces Harper's past sound with stripped-down rock, which it plays in a session with World Cafe host David Dye. Relentless7's debut album, White Lies for Dark Times, weaves Harper's soulful singing together with energetic drums and cascading electric guitars.

This story was originally published on May 8, 2009.

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White Lies for Dark Times
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Ben Harper and Relentless7
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Virgin
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2009

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