Ben Harper performs in studio

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals (Photo courtesy

His seventh CD, Both Sides of the Gun, is an ambitious double album. Political, guitar-driven tracks make up the first CD while quieter, more personal songs dominate the second CD; he attacks the slow reaction to Hurricane Katrina by the government in one track and talks about laying in bed after being kept up all night by a newborn in another.

Songs performed: "Waiting for You," "Morning Yearning," and "Don't Talk About Murder While I'm Eating."

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