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Ben Sollee

Ben Sollee artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Ben Sollee on Mountain Stage.

August 7, 2012 A classically trained cellist, Sollee infuses traditional string parts with pop, soul and hip-hop.

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August 6, 2010 The classically trained cellist returns to Mountain Stage to perform songs from his solo debut.

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Daniel Martin Moore performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

August 1, 2010 Hear the Kentucky singer-songwriters pay tribute to mountain life, recorded live in Newport, R.I.

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Studio Sessions

Ben Sollee.

March 26, 2013 Hear the singer-songwriter and cellist perform music from Half Made Man with a full backing band.

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Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore.

May 20, 2010 The subject matter may be heavy, but the duo brought a lightheartedness to this session at WFUV.

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July 29, 2008 Sollee fuses unique instrumentation with a soulful and sometimes playful voice in a session on WXPN.

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Interviews & Profiles

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July 5, 2008 Ben Sollee's solo debut is a collection of acoustic, folk and jazz-flavored songs, filled with hope.

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Discover Songs

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May 19, 2008 Fusing unique instrumentation with a soulful and sometimes playful voice, Sollee defies convention.

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December 28, 2007 The best of Second Stage: 10 musicians who made remarkable recordings that were largely overlooked.

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December 17, 2007 Ben Sollee uses a distinct cello style and soulful voice to make traditional folk and bluegrass.

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Reviews

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May 20, 2008 Music critic Andy Langer previews albums by Scarlett Johansson, Foxboro Hot Tubs, and more.

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May 19, 2008 Fusing unique instrumentation with a soulful and sometimes playful voice, Sollee defies convention.

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More Stories

Ben Sollee

November 5, 2012 A moving video, shot by the Lincoln Memorial, issues a bipartisan plea for honesty from politicians.

Ben Sollee and his band perform at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC for a Tiny Desk Concert on Monday, May 16, 2011.

July 11, 2011 The genre-bending cellist and songwriter has created a unique take on folk music.

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Laurel Sprengelmeyer of Little Scream (left); Daniele Luppi, Norah Jones, Danger Mouse and Jack White of the Rome project (top right); Ben Sollee (bottom right).

April 19, 2011 On this week's show, Danger Mouse joins Daniele Luppi, Norah Jones and Jack White for Rome.

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All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with some members of Portland group Typhoon before their Tiny SXSW Concert at The Driskill Hotel.

April 1, 2011 Want to see a one-minute video by each band Bob Boilen saw at SXSW? Here's your chance.

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  • Album: Dear Companion
  • Artist: Ben Sollee/Daniel Martin Moore
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Learning to Bend

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  • Album: Learning to Bend
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