Craft Recordings is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Get Up!, the album from singer-songwriter Ben Harper and Blues artist Charlie Musselwhite with a vinyl reissue. Set for release on November 3rd, 2023 and available for pre-order, the album includes “You Found Another Lover (I Lost Another Friend),” “I Don’t Believe a Word You Say,” “I’m In I’m Out and I’m Gone,” “Get Up!”, and more.
Upon release, the album topped Billboard’s Blues chart and earned a Grammy award.
Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Ben Harper delivered his debut, Welcome to the Cruel World in 1994. Blending Folk, Alt-Rock, Roots, and Blues, the artist went on to release albums such as 1999’s Burn to Shine, 2003’s Diamonds on the Inside and 2006’s Both Sides of the Gun. Now a three-time Grammy winner, Harper has released 17 studio albums, many with his band, The Innocent Criminals, while he has collaborated with the likes of Dhani Harrison, Joseph Arthur, Toots and the Maytals, Natalie Maines, and Mavis Staples.
Throughout a nearly six-decade-long career, Blues Hall of Famer and harmonica virtuoso, Charlie Musselwhite, has released a catalog that now spans over 40 solo and collaborative albums. Born in Mississippi and raised in Memphis, the Grammy-winning artist began his career in Chicago, where he established himself as a key figure in the ’60s Blues revival scene, rising alongside the likes of Paul Butterfield, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. After releasing his 1967 debut, Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite’s Southside Band, Musselwhite relocated to San Francisco, becoming a fixture in the counterculture scene and expanding his repertoire far beyond the Blues. Over the years, he has worked with a broad range of artists, including Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, Cyndi Lauper and Eddie Vedder.
Produced by Harper, alongside Chris Goldsmith (Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, The Blind Boys of Alabama) and engineer Sheldon Gomberg (Rickie Lee Jones, The Living Sisters), the album blends the Delta and Chicago traditions of Blues with Gospel, Roots, Country and R&B. Joined by guitarist Jason Mozersky, bassist Jesse Ingalls and drummer Jordan Richardson, the duo recorded ten tracks, all of which were written or co-written and sung by Harper.
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals tour dates:
September 16: Felton, CA – Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival
September 23: Sacramento, CA – Farm-to-Fork Festival
September 29: Richmond, VA – The National (with Mendeleyev opening)
September 30: Ocean City, MD – Oceans Calling Festival
October 1: Bridgeport, CT – Sound on Sound Music Festival
October 3: Portland, ME – State Theatre (with Mendeleyev opening)
October 4: Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (with Mendeleyev opening)
October 6: Burlington, VT – The Flynn (with The Jack Moves opening)
October 7: Buffalo, NY – UB Center for the Arts – Mainstage Theatre (with The Jack Moves opening)
October 8: Albany, NY – The Egg Center for the Performing Arts (with The Jack Moves opening)
October 10: Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre (with The Jack Moves opening)
October 11: Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center (with The Jack Moves opening)
October 13: South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center (with The Jack Moves opening)
October 14: Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater (with The Jack Moves opening)
October 15: Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel – Mystic Showroom (with The Jack Moves opening)
Charlie Musselwhite tour dates:
September 14: Portland, OR – PDX Jazz Festival at Revolution Hall
September 24: Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Jazz Festival (with Curtis Salgado)
October 28–November 4: San Diego, CA – Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise