Ben Sollee

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On Sunday, most of the city slinked out of bed with a “careless whisper” and just enough gas left in the tank for one more day. Fans flocked to the Louisville village where they could hair-the-dog at the Kentucky Bourbon tent with some Woodford Reserve and then roll over Starboard Stage where Moon Taxi was gearing up to go.

This fall, composer, cellist, cyclist, activist Ben Sollee will release Half-Made Man, a new studio album out September 25th, 2012 on Sollee’s own Tin Ear Records, distributed by Thirty Tigers. The album features Sollee’s signature sound of cello-infused blue-eyed-soul and is his most personal and adventurous release to date. With the enlistment of a diversely talented cast of friends, Half-Made Man explores the intimate and honest musings of a man reflecting on the world around him.

Fore·cas·tle (f’ok_sol) n. ~ A superstructure at the bow of a ship where the crew is housed. Hard at work in the unruly sea, it is a place workers gather to unwind after a hard day of labor.

On August 6, 2011, Ben Sollee, joined by Phoebe Hunt, on violin, and Jordon Ellis, “on percussion,” played at Larimer Lounge in Denver, CO. 

I think it goes without saying that music, and experiencing a wide variety of it, is an important part of how I rate the quality of my life.  There have been a number of artists and bands over the years that have caught my attention and captivation.. In each instance, the music was the beginning and the end of why I came to be enthralled with their work.. It’s gotta be better than what’s on the radio.. You know?  Make it, musically — worth MY time.. And my time, is valuable..