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Ben Sollee performing live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Ben Sollee On Mountain Stage

October 23, 2013 – The cellist's set includes "Slow Down," which shares his anxieties about being a young father.


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Read Ben Sollee On World Cafe WXPN

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


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Watch First Watch: Ben Sollee, 'A Few Honest Words'

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

Ben Sollee on Mountain Stage.

Watch Ben Sollee On Mountain Stage

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


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

Watch Ben Sollee: Tiny Desk Concert

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


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).

Read Exclusive Previews: Danger Mouse, Le Butcherettes, More

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


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

Watch Minutes From SXSW 2011: Friday Videos

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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Listen Ben Sollee On Mountain Stage WVPB

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


Daniel Martin Moore performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Ben Sollee And Daniel Martin Moore: Newport Folk Festival 2010

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


Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore.

Listen Ben Sollee And Daniel Martin Moore: Folk Out Of Appalachia WFUV

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


Listen Ben Sollee: Cellist Sings Soul WXPN

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


Listen Ben Sollee Learns To 'Bend'

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


Listen Can Scarlett Johansson Sing? Who Cares?

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


Listen Ben Sollee: Bluegrass for Cello and Voice

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


Listen Top 10 Great Unknown Artists of 2007

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


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