Watch Ben Harper play Ed Helms' custom Gene Autry acoustic in spellbinding kitchen duet with Jack Johnson

Ben Harper (left) and Jack Johnson perform the song Yard Sale together
(Image credit: Ben Harper/YouTube)

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ben Harper is set to release his latest studio album, Wide Open Light, this Friday (June 2).

Wide Open Light's lead single was a mournful acoustic ballad called Yard Sale. A duet with Harper's friend (and fellow multi-platinum singer-songwriter) Jack Johnson, the song documents the final dying embers, and aftermath, of a relationship with piercing clarity.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.