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Ben Harper's Bass Player?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by mebusdriver, Aug 17, 2003.


  1. Don't know who this guy is but the man can groove. And he knows some tricks as well. Saw him on the Pepsi Smash the other night. Anybody know his story?
     
  2. thefact

    thefact

    Aug 11, 2003
    it might have been juan nelson, unless he left ben harper's band. yes he can groove, but i don't know anything about him either, sorry.
     
  3. raised_fist

    raised_fist Guest

    Dec 16, 2002
    try runnning a search, bro, he has been spoken of many a time. I also think he is great, hey... I wouldn't listen to Ben Harper if it weren't for him!
     
  4. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    yeah Juan nelson... not the best man to look at... but a good man to hear... he is a great bassist...
     
  5. if you get a chance, check out ben harpers dvd "pleasure and pain". look at the fight for your mind extended jam. amazing playin/solo.

    cheers,
    Andrew
     
  6. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I was flippin' through the channels in my hotel room and came across Ben Harper on this show... That was Juan Nelson... very happenin' little solo, and nice vocals too... He had a BP cover a while back with a good interview.

    -robert
     
  7. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I have friend that works with Ben Harper, and he says the worst thing about having Juan in the band is.........everybody keeps trying to hire Juan away from the band;)
     
  8. yeah he certainly is.

    i heard a solo he played live while here (australia) on steal my kisses. It went for about 2 minutes and i was very nearly turned on in a very sexual way...

    have fun,
    andrew.