Listen: Ben Harper To Release A Lap Steel Album!

September 3, 2020

Ben Harper has announced his new album Winter Is for Lovers, a solo instrumental 15 songs composition! 

Harper said, “This is my first entirely instrumental album. It is stark, barebones, just me and my lap steel guitar. It is purposefully produced to sound intimate and spare as if I am playing in your living room. Upon first listen it may be surprising or catch some people off guard because it is dramatically stripped-down in contrast to a lot of what we hear today. I am a big fan of flamenco, classical, Hawaiian and blues guitar, and I hope these influences are all somehow represented within Winter Is for Lovers.”

He added: “I have been composing this record for most of my adult life, and the challenge this record presented to me was completely new. To record an entire album with one guitar and no words, where every single nuance was under a microscope, was more demanding than any record I have made to date, and also more rewarding.”

You can preorder Winter Is for Lovers now. Release info is coming this fall.

What’s Ben’s best album? Personally, I’d probably go with Will To Live.


Written by Todd Hancock

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