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Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals close BaalbeckPerformers engage with their audiences differently. Ben Harper, who brought down the curtain on the Baalbeck International Festival Saturday evening, didn't ignore his audience but he did wait to get a few tunes out of the way before saying, "Good evening, Lebanon".Harper's got plenty of guitars to chat with, too, seldom keeping the same instrument for more than a couple of tunes, and frequently swapping over after each number.For one tune, guitarist Jason Mozersky shouldered the burden by himself, while Harper helped out with percussion.Eventually Harper did return to the stage with one of his lap steel guitars, sat, and commenced his encore set with a delicate instrumental solo. A number of tunes in the evening's playlist seemed to carry on a few bars longer than you'd imagine they might, and Harper's encore tunes did as well.Harper finished "Walk Away" and blinked into the not-cheap seats.
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