September 10, 2011

Ben Harper @ Del Mar Racetrack ~ September 4, 2011

G Rated Gets You Down

Singing for the crowd closing day of the Del Mar horse races must be hard - even for a pro like Ben Harper. 

Opening with a Bruce Springsteen cover, then proclaiming he's going to keep it G rated, Ben Harper provided us with good back ground music but not a full fledged rock show that I know first hand he can deliver. 

Ben played two full sets, but during the course of each I only recognized two, maybe three, of his own original songs. He performed a great rendition of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter" which lasted nearly twenty minutes, along with way too many other covers. He even closed it down with a cover!

Ben was good, but really didn't give us a run for our money (get  it - cuz its the horse races..?)