Ben Harper

United States

Ben Harper Bio

Who is Ben Harper

Ben Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is well known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances, and activism.

Early Life (Childhood)

Harper was born in Pomona, California, United States of America. He is from various ancestry: African-American, Cherokee, Jewis, Russian, Lithuanian Jews.

Interesting Facts

Harper supports Little Kids Rock. It is a national nonprofit organization which works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged U.S. public schools. He has also donated items to their San Francisco Bay Area benefit concert.

Personal Life

Harper married Joanna, in 1996. They together have two children. He dated actress Laura Dern and married on December 23, 2005. They also have two children. On January 1, 2015, he married his third wife, social advocate Jaclyn Matfus.


Harper has been nominated in various awards and has won Grammy for Best Blues Album in 2014.


It is considered Harper divorced Dern because of irreconcilable differences.