Just 5 days ago I had the chance to check out Kentucky-born cellist and songwriter Ben Sollee at the tenth annual Forecastle Festival. Ben’s presence at the festival was widespread, from sitting in with bands throughout the weekend to hosting a slue of musicians on-stage during his Sunday evening performance, including Abigail Washburn, Carl Broemel and Jim James. Sollee even found time to speak to festival-goers about environmental awareness and his upcoming bike tour, at the Sustainable Living Roadshow, an arts and education collective that promotes strategies for sustainable living.
This week Paste Magazine is offering a first listen of “Unfinished” from his upcoming album Half-Made Man, due for release on September 25 from his own record label, Tin Ear Records. Head over to Paste Magazine to stream the new release.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
21 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Square Room
22 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West
23 – Pensacola, Fla. @ DeLuna Fest 2
5 – Ponte Verda, Fla. @ Ponte Verda Music Hall
28 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
29 – Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel
11 – Danville, Ky. @ Norton Center
12 – Oberlin, Ohio @ Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse
14 – Ann Arbor, Mich. @ Blind Pig
16 – York, Pa. @ Capitol Theatre 17 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts
18 – Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall
20 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
Image Source: Ben Sollee