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CapLive: Ben Sollee

Capitol Theatre

Tue, October 16, 2012
Tickets: $16
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CapLive presents…
Ben Sollee
Special Guest: Luke Reynolds

Ben Sollee is like no other classically trained pop cellist you have ever heard! His unique indie-folk sound is a mix of the Appalachian music he heard while growing up in Kentucky and the R&B style that fits his soulful voice and thoughtful lyrics. Known for his thrilling cello playing, Sollee incorporates new techniques to create a unique blend of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B.

Noted by NPR’s Morning Edition as one of the “Top Ten Great Unknown Artists” of the year, Sollee first gained major notice with his 2008 debut, Learning to Bend. His latest album, Half-Made Man, is yet another display of his unique sound and earnest, dynamic songwriting. A revealing, deeply moving album, Half-Made Man explores a man trying to figure himself out, just as we all are.

Produced by Sollee himself, Half-Made Man boasts a sublime cast of musicians, including Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) on electric/acoustic guitar and pedal steel, Alana Rocklin on bass, Jordon Ellis on percussion, Jeremy Kittel (formerly of the Turtle Island String Quartet) on violin and guest vocals by Abigail Washburn. Sollee contributes octave mandolin, guitar, and of course, his signature cello.

“I wanted it to have a raw, real-time performance quality,” Sollee says. “This is kinetic expression. I dug deep into myself and asked the musicians to go there with me. To my ear, it sounds like a musical search party; we often find what we’re looking for in between defined styles and genres. It won’t be easy to place this in one category, but I, and my generation, are measured by a little bit of everything these days.”

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