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Current Music Presents: Embedded with Ben Harper

Ben Harper has built one of the largest and most loyal followings in the world.
We get Embedded for a day in Ben’s life as he introduces us to Relentless7, his new band, and takes us inside his family’s music store to school us on his roots.

Then Ben goes into producer mode in the studio with his Aussie protégé hand-picked by the late Heath Ledger, and shows us there’s no detail too small to obsess over when overseeing a fashion line.

Plus, Death Cab For Cutie bassist Nick Harmer tweaks our world perspective with tilt-shift photography in this Tour Stop. And Fleet Foxes return to Current TV, sneaking into an abandoned wing of of the Grand Palais in Paris for an amazing acoustic performance of “Blue Ridge Mountains.”

Current Music Presents: Embedded is a six part special that puts you on the ground and behind the scenes with unrivaled access to your favorite musicians. We’ve traveled the world, going beyond performances to bring you the most intimate and unfiltered moments in artists’ lives. When others stop the cameras, we capture the real story of today’s top musicians.

Get more at http://www.benharper.fr

Relentless7 Tourdates 2009

Pearl Jam announced that they will play a series of outdoor shows in November in Australia and New Zealand, in support of their new album, Backspacer. They’ll be returning to Australia for the first time in 3 years, bringing with them their old touring mates, Ben Harper and Relentless7 and Liam Finn, to play for one night only in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch. Tickets for all shows are on sale!

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES:

Saturday, 14 November, 2009
Members Equity Stadium, Perth, Australia
Ticket prices: $123.90 – Gold and $99.90 – Silver
Tickets available from Ticketmaster – www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Tuesday, 17 November, 2009
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Ticket prices: $123.90 – Gold and $99.90 – Silver
Tickets available from Ticketek – www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Friday, 20 November, 2009
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
Ticket prices: $123.90 – Gold and $99.90 – Silver
Tickets available from Ticketmaster – www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Sunday, 22 November, 2009
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Ticket prices: $123.90 – Gold and $99.90 – Silver
Tickets available from Ticketek – www.Ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Wednesday, 25 November, 2009
QSAC Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Ticket prices: $123.90 – Gold and $99.90 – Silver
Tickets available from Ticketek – www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Friday, 27 November, 2009
Mt Smart, Auckland, New Zealand
Ticket prices: $119.50 – Gold and $99.50 – Silver
Tickets available from Ticketek: www.ticketek.co.nz or 0800 842538

Sunday, 29 November, 2009
AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand
Ticket prices: $119.50 – Gold and $99.50 – Silver
Tickets available from Ticketek: www.ticketek.co.nz or 0800 842538

Relentless7: Jordan Richardson (drummer)

drummer Jordan Richardson

Jordan Richardson began his dynamic and diverse drumming life at the young age of 3. In lieu of bedtime stories his father would give him a nightly drum lesson which introduced Jordan to various styles and stickings. Mirroring his father’s lead, Jordan would repeat the lines, often times with opposite stickings, which would eventually lead to his own unique style. Stemming from a musical background Jordan fell in love with the styles of every drummer imaginable. From the hard swing of Tony Williams and intense soul of James Gadson to the swing conscience rock of John Bonham and foot pounding pocket of J.R. Robinson, Jordan’s influences run the gambit of popular music’s finest stickmen with always the focus on body-moving groove being the common thread.

Jordan Richardson studied jazz at Texas Christian University under Kurt Wilson and simultaneously toured North America with many different Texas based indie rock bands. In 2005, he made the move to Los Angeles, becoming one of the top call session drummers in short time.
He was asked to join Ben Harper’s new rock outfit, RELENTLESS7 in the summer of 2008. The band’s debut record, “White Lies For Dark Times” will be released on May 5, 2009 (Capitol Music Group). Be sure to catch him on the road for most of 2009 with Relentless7. When not on the road, Jordan plays, produces and engineers at his home studio, and when on the road, Jordan enjoys all varieties of turkey sandwiches.