The Daily Hotness: Ben Harper

There are a few things that remind us of summer, and in the dead of a lingering winter, we like to be reminded of them — suntan lotion, popsicles, hot dogs slathered with mustard, coral-colored pedicures, and Ben Harper. Ahh, Ben, your hotness is entrancing. Your albums — from 1997’s The Will To Live to 2007’s Lifeline — are among some of our favorite bluesy jams, mostly because they make us think of California and the beach and sunsets, but don’t leave the bad taste of college drum circles. We just have one problem with you — why is your summer tour in Europe? [Ben Harper Official Website]