Ben Sollee, 06M
Kentucky-born cellist, singer-songwriter and composer Ben Sollee, 06M, is anything but conventional, composing music for stage and screen at home and abroad. Ben is known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, and political and environmental activism. Ben rembarked on a tour with Mother Falcon, an indie orchestra group out of Austin, and has a full list of tour dates throughout the spring and summer.
In addition to his tour with Mother Falcon, an indie orchestra group, he has a full list of tour dates this summer. Ben recently partnered with Woodpenny Games to create a virtual reality app call “The Vanishing Point”, created the score for the production of StageOne’s "Harold and the Purple Crayon”, and also helped create a massive eco-art and tech installation called Livestream in partnership with the design group Public Works Collaborative. The sculpture was recently awarded a grant from the NEA and installed in Lexington, KY. He recently released Steeples, Pt. 2, a follow up to Steeples, Pt. 1, and the lead up to a full length album later this year. The sound returned to the basic ingredients of Sollee's music: cello, voice, and storytelling.
For more info on his tours and albums , check out bensollee.com, follow @BenSollee on Twitter, and listen on Spotify.