Today (April 30, 2013), on iTunes Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals released a special version of Jah Work to help support the family of Australian Almost Skateboards pro Lewis Marnell who died in January 2013 from diabetes complications. Here’s what Almost’s Luis Cruz says:
Lewis had left his guitar with me so he had something to play when he was in the US. I had forgotten he left it. One day, Ben Harper was visiting me and noticed the guitar. When Ben and I started talking about it, we thought it would be cool for him to make a song using Lewis’ guitar. With debt looming over Lewis’s funeral, Ben decided to get his original band back together and make a song for Lewis. All proceeds of the song will go to helping the Marnell family with all funeral costs.