Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Has Sea.Hear.Now Silenced In Awe Ben Harper Had Asbury Park Longing For More
ASBURY PARK, NJ-
“… Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals immediately captivated the crowd, who eagerly sang along to their opening song, a soulful rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City”. The Multi Grammy Award winning Harper hails from Pomona, California and plays a style of music containing elements of blues, funk, soul and reggae. Taking the stage wearing a white fedora and bathed in a shadowy lighting scheme, Harper’s guitar work silenced the crowd who hung on each note in anticipation of what was to come, which in my opinion was almost spiritual in nature.
Harper and band mates took the crowd on an emotionally charged journey, spanning styles and time, driving the crowd to complete silence as well as reckless abandon. I’m not sure it’s possible to communicate the emotional component of Harper’s music which can be subtle, sensuous and reflective, but one thing for certain, his music is very personal and extremely moving.
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals played a lovely mixture of songs including “Burn One Down,” Diamonds on the Inside,” and “How Dark is Gone”. Harper and bandmates finished their set leaving the crowd on the beach, breathless, emotionally moved and wanting more …”