Musicians : Ben Harper – Guitar, Vocals . Bruce Bishop – Guitar . Jim Bogen – Clarinet . Eve Butler – Violin . Dean Butterworth – Drums, Snare Drums . Jon Clarke – English Horn, Oboe . Joel Derouin – Violin . Tyrone Downie – Keyboards . Michael Fay – Banjo . David Firman – Bass . David Leach – Percussion . James Leigh – Trombone . David Lindley – Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin . Juan Nelson – Bass . Real Time Jazz Band – . Nick Rich – Human Beatbox . Richard Barnes – Washboard . Matt Funes – Viola . Suzie Katayama – Cello . Eric Sarafin – Piano, Harmonium .
Production Produced by J.P. Plunier . Eric Sarafin – Engineer . Dan Steinberg – Assistant Engineer, Engineer . Geoff Walcha – Mixing Assistant . Steve Gamberoni – Mixing Assistant . Dave Collins – Mastering .
Package : Annalisa – Photography . Tom Dolan – Design . Mike King – Design, Illustrations . J.P. Plunier – Art Direction, Design .
Pitchfork And this being the guy’s fourth album, we really need more than a few great songs to make it worth the cash. Harper is an electric performer and his risky but blistering live cover of Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” hints at his rightful place among today’s rock musicians. Unfortunately, Burn to Shine fails to put him there. […]
PopMatters Ben Shines in his own God-fearing way on Burn to Shine. The best introduction, though, is undoubtedly a live performance. He soars on stage even though he never stands (thanks to the lap slide)and his music is more like a handshake or a hug welcoming you into his world, than it is entertainment. […]
allmusic Burn to Shine presents proof positive that you can always distill the essence of rock & roll down to a solitary man alone with his guitar and conscience. It is a minor masterpiece that may prove to be not so minor. […]