Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Friday, 03 June 2011 13:49

Ben Sollee 6/3/11

Ben Sollee 6/3/11 facebook.com/bensollee
Written by Roy Kasten
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: June 3, 2011
  • Artist / Band: Ben Sollee
  • Hosting Show: Collector's Edition
  • Sound: Dan Kinney

Ben Sollee stands apart from his new folk peers, partly for his percussive explorations of the cello, partly for his deep commitment to social change.

The Kentucky-based singer, songwriter and classically trained cellist has recorded as part of the experimental old time group the Sparrow Quartet and with dusky folk songster Daniel Martin Moore. In 2011, he released the solo album Inclusions, a work that brings his trademark pizzicato grooves into a world of witty, warm and observant songs, somewhere between Paul Simon and Loudon Wainwright III. His commitment to political and environmental justice for the people of Appalachia isn’t just talk; he’s been intimately involved with progressive nonprofits like Appalachian Voices and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and recently embarked on a “Ditch the Van” tour of the US, traveling from gig to gig, with cello in tow, by bicycle.

For this Live at KDHX session, Sollee fronts a small combo of light percussion, violin, cello and voice, in arrangements that let his high tenor sail and underrated dynamics and tension of his songs build beautifully.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…

KDHX Recommends

January
Saturday
17

Recording Clinic with Patrick Crecelius

KDHX is proud to host a DIY mixing workshop for musicians at The Stage at KDHX. The clinic will be taught by Patrick Crecelius of Cedar Box Studio. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, his credits include such local artists as Ryan...


January
Sunday
18

88.1 KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round Welcomes The Boogers

The Boogers are the brainchild of Dr. Paul Crowe. Fatherhood, a PhD in Developmental Psychology, and 20 years of sloggin' it in wretched clubs as a punk rocker - even opening for Dee Dee Ramone and Marky Ramone - formed Paul's...


February
Sunday
01

Discovery Series

The Discovery Series, a 10-event series spanning February to June, 2015, will not only bring you new music, but also music-focused interactive sessions that take a look at how music plays a role in our society. Each month the...


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

5 users and 14871 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook