Tag Archives: Ben Sollee

Phoenix Friday: Go for Ben Sollee, discover Humming House

This afternoon’s Phoenix Friday concert, presented by WUKY-FM 91.3, features well-known Lexington musician Ben Sollee, who is taking the cello places most Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra kids probably never imagined it would go. But there is a discovery to be … Continue reading

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Review: Ben Sollee at the Kentucky Theatre

Musicians often give hometown shows around holidays. Thanksgiving or Christmas visits can provide the perfect excuse for a hometown gig. But it was only fitting that the holiday Ben Sollee chose to make a Kentucky Theatre stand was Earth Day. After … Continue reading

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Listening to … Ben Sollee, ‘Steeples, Part One’

Minimalism is becoming all the rage these days: downsizing, simplifying your living space; tiny houses; basic cars; bare-bones wardrobes. We can look at the clutter around us and think, there can be too much of a good thing. Steeples, Part … Continue reading

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New Ben Sollee from Institute 193

Lexington contemporary art outpost Institute 193 continues its forays into music with a new album of covers by Lexington cellist Ben Sollee. As anyone who has followed Sollee knows, he is not a cellist in the traditional sense of the … Continue reading

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Ben Sollee at Lincoln Center

Lexington native and resident, when he’s not touring the nation on his bike, Ben Sollee made his Lincoln Center debut Saturday night in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse as part of the Center’s American Songbook series. Kevin Dearinger, who splits his … Continue reading

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Institute 193 releasing an album

Institute 193 isn’t just for visual art. Folks who have followed the gallery know that it has frequently put on music performances that pack out its tiny space on Limestone. Just in time for Record Store Day, April 20, the … Continue reading

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Ben Sollee writing music for the Lexington Tattoo Project

Folks attending Saturday night’s “Magnetic Poetry Party” for the Lexington Tattoo Project learned about the latest artist to join the community art initiative. Lexington-based roots cellist Ben Sollee will write music for the video that will be the project’s finale … Continue reading

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Ben Sollee’s home work

  Ben Sollee is five years into his career as a recording artist, having built a national following through persistent touring and earning high-profile gigs such as Jimmy Kimmel Live and features on CNN. But it still isn’t hard for … Continue reading

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Review: Ben Sollee’s Half Made Man

This seems to be the month of folky artists giving us big new albums that push their largely acoustic boundaries. We have Mumford and Sons with Babel, which the band told Q‘s Jian Ghomeshi was partly a fulfillment of their desire to perform … Continue reading

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Album review: The Portland Cello Project and Ben Sollee

The cello isn’t just for classical music anymore, if it ever really  was in the first place. This month started with new releases from Lexington’s own Ben Sollee and Northwesterners The Portland Cello Project that highlight the variety of ways … Continue reading

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