Mipso, Ben Solle and Kentucky Native
Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
7 pm doors, 8 pm show, Buy Tickets
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. Read more
Photo by Scott Preston
October 10, 2012 (Danville, KY) – 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. This historic event is free to attend.
Review by Bill Whiting
Lexington, Kentucky native Ben Sollee follows up his 2010 collaborative project with Daniel Martin Moore on the riveting new recording, Inclusions. Sollee, who began playing cello at an early age, has an easygoing appeal that transcends generations on the echoing ballad, “Embrace.” A member of The Sparrow Quartet with Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Sollee brings an enticing sense of rhythm and harmony to “Close To You.” Jordon Ellis contributes sweeping percussion, and Duane Lundy adds atmospheric rhythm guitar to the barn burner, “Hurting.” Sollee’s unique acoustic style of bass playing permeates the sound scapes of Inclusions, and his lilting vocal delivery inhabits daring improvisational material, such as the expansive mid tempo number, “The Globe.” Recorded and mixed by Lundy at Shangrila Studios in Lexington, Kentucky, Inclusions is a bracing, inventive masterwork from Ben Sollee. It is easily one of the best discs of 2011. Ben Sollee plays the 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH on June 5, 2011.
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Ben Sollee will release his sophomore solo album entitled Inclusions on May 10th, 2011, but fans can pre-order the album starting today! Inclusions contains 11 original songs from the classically trained pop cellist and explores contemporary folk music in an urbanized world.
Fans who order the album now will also receive a previously unreleased version of Ben’s interpretation of Cat Steven’s “Wild World” as well as a limited edition 18×24 Landland screen print inspired by the cover image of Inclusions. Read more
Photos by Scott Preston
Yim Yames, singer-songwriter Daniel Martin Moore and genre-bending cellist and vocalist Ben Sollee will embark on a nine date Appalachian Voices tour in an effort to raise public awareness of the devastating practice of Mountaintop Removal coal mining throughout Appalachia.A portion of the proceeds from the tour will benefit Appalachian Voices, for which the tour was named, an organization devoted to ending mountaintop removal coal mining together with diverse environmental problems impacting the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. Read more
ANN ARBOR, MICH. – “An Acoustic Café Evening” tour begins January 20 with the dynamic combination of talent and instrumentation: Austin songstress and multi-instrumentalist Carrie Rodriguez, Kentucky indie/folk cellist Ben Sollee and joining the February dates, Northampton lit/pop darling and multi-instrumentalist Erin McKeown. Read more