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Ben Sollee archive

Ben Sollee performing live on Mountain Stage.

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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.

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

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

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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).

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Listen Can Scarlett Johansson Sing? Who Cares?

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

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Listen Ben Sollee: Bluegrass for Cello and Voice

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

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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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