Ever since he joined forces with Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet back in 2005, Ben Sollee has been raising eyebrows among artists, fans, and critics alike. His creative, imaginative approach to the cello frequently sees him strumming it like a guitar, picking it like a banjo, and sawing it like a fiddle - often all within the course of one song. In addition to his remarkable collaborations and solo albums, Sollee is also a well-respected activist who has lent his voice strongly to the plight to end mountaintop removal (he and SubPop artist Daniel Martin Moore made an album to that end back in 2010) as well as alternative transportation and working to end poverty and injustice (via his work with Oxfam America).
As he preps his eighth album Half Made Man for a September 2012 release, and continues what seems to be a non-stop tour of the US (sometimes via bicycle, cello and all), learn more about the incredible music of Ben Sollee, with this introductory bio and profile.
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