Ringo Starr with Ben Harper & Relentless7
In the Egyptian wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Artists Den hosted a once-in-a-lifetime concert pairing music legend Ringo Starr with modern folk-funk master Ben Harper and Relentless7. As an added surprise, singer-songwriter Joan Osborne sang backing vocals on selected songs, including “With a Little Help From My Friends.”
Since beginning his career with The Beatles in the 1960s, Ringo Starr has been one of the world’s brightest musical luminaries. He has enjoyed a successful and dynamic solo career as a singer, songwriter, drummer, active musical collaborator, and actor. Drawing inspiration from classic blues, soul, country, honky-tonk, and rock ‘n’ roll, Ringo continues to play an important role in modern music with his solo recording and touring most recently with his new album, Y Not.
To learn more about Ringo Starr, visit www.ringostarr.com.
One of music’s most innovative modern bluesmen, Ben Harper has also grown into one of its most dynamic live performers. A native of Claremont, California, and raised on eclectic tastes in his parents’ instrument shop, he first hit the stage as an adolescent troubadour, and has since grown into an internationally recognized concert draw. Bolstered by his new band, Relentless7 (with whom he recorded his latest album, White Lies for Dark Times), he is now considered among his generation’s essential voices.
To learn more about Ben Harper, visit www.benharper.com
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the worlds largest and finest art museums. Its
collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of
world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Founded
in 1870, The Met is located in New York City’s Central Park along Fifth Avenue and is
visited by nearly five million people each year.