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

KDHX Recommends

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...


February
Monday
02

Fringe Third Annual Quick Draw - Artist networking and lottery drawing

This event marks the final step of the selection process for shows in the 2015 St. Lou Fringe Festival … but more importantly, it is a one-of-a-kind inside look at the city’s bravest, most creative performing passion...


February
Friday
06

Leo Kottke

KDHX welcomes Leo Kottke to The Sheldon on Friday, February 6th at 8 PM. Folk guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his innovative 12-string technique, and intimate performance style.


Get Answers!

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

Online Users

13 users and 11124 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook