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Ben Sollee Teams Up With US Fish & Wildlife Service to Make Music for Public Lands

Submitted by Sustain Music … on Tue, 03/13/2018 - 7:06 pm

Following Earth Day, the Great Bay of New Jersey’s coast will be the recipient of its very own serenade. Ben Sollee, an accomplished musician and proud Kentucky native, will be spending a week in one of the Northeast’s most pristine estuaries. Sollee’s stay is part of a series of songwriting retreats organized by nonprofit Sustain Music and Nature. The Songscapes program partners bands with public land areas to create new music inspired by American landscapes. It’s an effort to generate new audiences for our public lands and waterways while bringing awareness to the issues they face.

Mipso And Ben Sollee And Kentucky Native On Tour Winter 2018

Submitted by LiveLoud on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:21 am

Chapel Hill’s esteemed indie Americana band Mipso and acclaimed bluegrass troubadour Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native co-headline a run of shows together in early 2018. Kicking off on February 27th, 2018 at Antone’s in Austin, TX, Mipso and Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native hit 10 cities across Texas and the mid-west before wrapping on March 9th at the International in Knoxville, TN.  See below for the complete list of stops for this co-headlining bill.

Ben Sollee to Perform @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival

Submitted by All Eyes Media on Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:43 am
Acclaimed cellist, composer, songwriter and activist Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native will perform at Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO on August 18th–20th. He is touring in support of his highly anticipated album Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native (Soundly Music), which is set for release on August 11th. Tracing the origins of a traditional American genre back to early immigrants, Sollee takes a nontraditional approach, blending the influences of early Irish and Scottish musicians with the rhythms of Mexico, Africa and India.

Ben Sollee And Kentucky Native Out 8/11

Submitted by All Eyes Media on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:07 pm

Acclaimed cellist, composer, songwriter and activist Ben Sollee announces the release of Ben Sollee And Kentucky Native (Soundly Music) on August 11th. Tracing the origins of a traditional American genre back to early immigrants, Sollee takes a nontraditional approach, blending the influences of early Irish and Scottish musicians with the rhythms of Mexico, Africa and India.

Ben Sollee From Lincoln Memorial - Please Vote

Submitted by Mason Jar Media on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 11:55 am

Cellist-songwriter-cyclist-activist Ben Sollee is no stranger to speaking his mind, so two weeks ago, he climbed the steps of Washington, DC’s Lincoln Memorial, sat down with his cello and sang. The act, filmed by Mason Jar Music, was a call to action for US citizens to get out and vote. Now, as we reflect on the effects of superstorm Hurricane Sandy, and look towards the November 6th Presidential Election, Ben’s plea, for “A Few Honest Words” could not come at a more poignant time.

Ben Sollee To Open Vice Presidential Debate @ Centre College

Submitted by Mason Jar Media on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 2:22 pm

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 11, 2012, indie-folk cellist Ben Sollee will kick off the official 2012 Vice Presidential Debate in his home state of Kentucky. Just before Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan square off inside Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, Sollee and his trio have the prestigious honor of performing on the campus’ main lawn.

New Album From Ben Sollee OUT NOW

Submitted by Mason Jar Media on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:34 am

The newest studio release from Ben Sollee is now available. Half-Made Man, Sollee’s self-produced fourth studio album, was released today on Sollee’s own Tin Ear Records and distributed by Thirty Tigers. The album features an exciting cast of musicians including guitarist Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), fiddle player Jeremy Kittel (Turtle Island Quartet), bassist Alana Rocklin, percussionist Jordon Ellis and guest vocalist Abigail Washburn.

Ben Sollee | Half-Made Man | New Music Review

Submitted by Sara Reifman on Sat, 09/08/2012 - 3:53 pm

On September 25th, 2012, Ben Sollee will release his fourth studio album, titled Half-Made Man.  Sollee is known for his innovative cello playing, which he skillfully uses to highlight his songs and grab your attention, and this album is no exception.  Half-Made Man consists of ten well-balanced tracks, including the single “Unfinished.”  The album’s tracks stand strongly alone, as individual pieces of music, and also operate cohesively when pieced together as an album.  Methodical in

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