24-year-old Xavier Rudd wants to touch as many emotions as he can

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, FEB. 6, 2003 By Steve Newton I remember seeing a one-man band as a kid once, and if memory serves, it was some middle-aged joker in a funny hat, blowing on a horn, fingering a ukulele, manipulating cymbals and a bass drum with his feet. The music scene has … Continue reading 24-year-old Xavier Rudd wants to touch as many emotions as he can

Ben Harper says he’d be a fool not to bounce stuff off wife Laura Dern

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 23, 2009 By Steve Newton Ben Harper has always surrounded himself with primo players. His previous band, the Innocent Criminals, included such ace guitarists as Michael Ward and former Black Crowe Marc Ford. Now Harper’s formed Relentless7, with whom he recorded his latest album, White Lies for Dark Times. But unlike … Continue reading Ben Harper says he’d be a fool not to bounce stuff off wife Laura Dern