Ben Harper Bio

(Singer and Songwriter)

Relationship Statistics of Ben Harper

What is Ben Harper marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Ben Harper get married ? (married date):January 01, 2015
How many children does Ben Harper have ? (name):Besso Harper
Is Ben Harper having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Ben Harper gay ?: No
Who is Ben Harper wife ? (name):Jaclyn Matfus.

More about the relationship

Ben Harper is happily married to Jaclyn Matfus. Jaclyn is an actress and producer, she is also a social advocate. They married on January 1, 2015. They have a son named Besso Harper(born June 2017).

Previously, he was married to Laura Dern, they met at one of his concerts in 2000. Laura is an American actress, producer, director and activist.

They married on December 23, 2005, at their home in Los Angeles, US. They have two children, Ellery Walker (born August 2001) and Jaya (born November 2004). They parted ways in 2013.

Before that, he was married to Joanna. They have two children together, son Charles and daughter Harris. They married in 1996. They separated in 2000 and divorced in 2001.

Who is Ben Harper?

Ben Harper is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter. Ben is known for his instrumental skills and vocals.

Ben Harper – Birth, Age, Parents, Childhood, Education

Ben Harper was born Benjamin Chase Harper on October 28, 1969, in Pomona, California, US. His father Leonard Harper was a percussionist and his mother Ellen Chase-Verdries was a singer and guitarist. They divorced when he was just five years old.

He was raised with his brothers, Joel and Peter, by his mother’s family. He attended Claremont High School, Pomona Valley, Claremont, California, US.

Ben Harper – Professional Life, Career

Ben started playing in his first gig at the age of twelve. He played the slide guitar and mimicked the style of Robert Johnson, then switched to the Weissenborn slide guitar.

He was offered an invitation from the Grammy-winning blues musician, Taj Mahal, to tour Hawaii. In 1990, together, they recorded an album called ‘Follow the Drinking Gourd’.

In 1994, Virgin Records released his debut album, ‘Welcome to the Cruel World’.

In 2004, he participated in the ‘Vote for Change’ Concert tour to encourage people in the crucial swing states to vote during the presidential elections of 2004.

In 2010, he formed a band named ‘Fistful of Mercy’ which consisted of singers such as Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur and released their debut record, ‘As I call You down’.

At the 40th Blues Music Awards ceremony, his joint composition with Charlie Musselwhite, “No Mercy in this Land”, was titled as ‘Song of the year’.

He is fond of skateboarding, he also owns a warehouse for his personal skateboarding. He co-owns the skateboarding brand roller Horror. On ‘The Nine Club’, hosted by Chris Roberts, he reveals that he went to school and started skateboarding with Chris Miller in Pomona, California.

Albums:

  • 1994, Welcome to the Cruel World
  • 1995, Fight for Your Mind
  • 1997, The Will to Live
  • 1999, Burn to Shine
  • 2003, Dia

He is also involved in charity works and supports Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that helps in the restoration of music education in disadvantaged US public schools.

In 2016, he played an acoustic benefit concert in San Francisco supporting New Light India’s “Boys Home Project”.

Ben Harper – Awards, Nominations 

In 2003, he was named the ‘Artist of the Year’ by ‘Rolling Stone’, a French magazine.

In 2005, he was awarded the Grammy Awards in two categories, the ‘Best Pop Instrumental Performance’, and the ‘Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album’.

In 2014, he was awarded the Grammy Awards for Best Blues Album.

Ben Harper – Net Worth, Earnings, Salary

He has a total net worth of $10 million US. As a singer, he earns $65k-$85k US.

Ben Harper-Rumors/controversies

Ben’s marriage to Laura was said to be of the confusing type. His album ‘Call it what it is’ was considered to have controversial material. It dealt with issues of race and police brutality.

Ben Harper-Body Measurements – Height, Appearance

His skin tone is light brown and his eye color is black, his hair color is black. His height is 6 feet 2 inches.

Ben Harper-Social Media –

He has 1.5 million followers on Facebook, 172K on Instagram and 123K on Twitter.

 

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