Featured Cellist: Ben Sollee

I can't believe I haven't featured Ben on my blog yet! What kind of cello teacher am I?! Well, this is certainly overdue...

Ben Sollee

This guy's astounding. Hailing from Kentucky, his music has an endearing coal miner's twang about it. He's really mastered the skill of singing and playing at the same time! (If you haven't tried this yet, do it today! It's super tricky!) He must be the winner of some cosmic lottery, because his voice sounds pretty great too! He's the perfect storm of socially-minded, singer/song-writer, cellist, and bike traveler.

He just released his latest album, LIVE at the Grocery On Home, last month. Take a listen to it in it's entirety here. I love it.

If you haven't yet, be sure to get connected with him on Facebook & Twitter. Also be sure to check out his tour dates and see him live in your hometown!

Ben's Career Highlights

 

  • Member of The Sparrow Quartet (with Bela Fleck, Banjo)
  • Collaborated with My Morning Jacket on the album Dear Companion in 2010, (SubPop!)
  • Traveled 330 miles to Bonnaroo Festival with his supplies and cello strapped to his bicycle. (Article here.)

 

My Favorite Ben Sollee Videos

A Change Is Gonna Come

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert

Embrace

(If you can't see the videos, click here.)