Ben Harper & Rhiannon Giddens – Black Eyed Dog

Labels:Anti
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:02:49
From the Album:Black Eyed Dog
Formats:AAA,Americana,Non-Commercial,NPR,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Jul 28 2020 11:00:00 EDT

Collaborating for the first time, Ben Harper and Rhiannon Giddens have released a new duet of the Nick Drake song “Black Eyed Dog”. Featuring Harper on lap steel and Giddens on banjo.

“Rhiannon and I are both black purveyors of American roots music, and while this is not an anomaly, it is an exception within a subculture,” Harper explained. “We have unquestionably tapped into the same creative well of influence, carrying on the tradition through our own individual instincts and perspectives.”

"I've been hearing and hearing about Ben Harper for a long time, but had never gotten to meet him until recently at an event in LA and I was immediately struck by a kindred spirit,” Giddens added. “Didn't have as much to do with the kind of music we play, although we share many, many commonalities as black folk playing roots music, but more to do with the spirit that we access when we play it. I felt that spirit in him right off and knew if we ever got the chance, we could make something beautiful together."

 

Contact: Anti Records

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