Monday, July 25, 2011

This Week: Live In Studio 2A - Ben Sollee

Cellist singer-songwriter Ben Sollee joins KXCI this Tuesday during The Home Stretch. His new album Inclusions, features beautifully textured songs highlighting his unique classic and pop blend of cello playing. From Paste Magazine:

There aren’t too many singer-songwriter-cellists operating in today’s indie world, but then again, there’s very little that’s ordinary about Ben Sollee. A Kentucky boy, Sollee grew up studying classical music but worshipping Lauryn Hill. He played cello in The Sparrow Quartet, a bluegrass-based band with Chinese lyrics. He’s a political activist—not just a pretend one: He teamed with My Morning Jacket’s Yim Yames and folk songwriter Daniel Martin Moore for the Dear Companion project, which was recorded and toured behind in protest of the controversial Appalachian mining practice known as mountaintop removal. Oh, and he’s also known for touring across the country in a freaking superhuman bicycle.

Sollee plays Club Congress on Tuesday night, 7/26

Visit Sollee's website here.



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