An interview with cellist, singer/songwriter, storyteller, composer, improviser, and activist, Ben Sollee. Highlights Combining music and drama - 6:58 Find your path and pursue it - 12:04 Why study classical music - 18:15 The culture of classical music - 22:24 The music business - 28:10 Helping people feel something - 41:18 Finding a balance point - 47:09 Consistency is really important - 48:23 His mission - 50:06 A crucial shift for growing - 51:22 It’s important to support artists - 55:10 Transparency is key - 56:16 Building trust is what it’s all about - 57:21 Handling disruption - 58:40 Why he is still in Kentucky - 59:59 Making a career in the arts - 1:06:36 Episode Resources Connect with Robert Hunt Simonds: email@example.com http://roberthuntsimonds.com/ http://craigwagnermusic.blogspot.com Connect with Ben Sollee https://www.bensollee.com Ben Sollee and the Louisville Orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKP3Wm3ioRY Ben Sollee and the Downtown Chamber Series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8siR1tmT5zE
Environmental activist and cellist Ben Sollee tells a story about learning that his family sold their ancestral land to a coal company. Songwriter and rapper James Lindsey reflects on fatherhood, and shares a studio recording of his song “Hoop Sessions.”SongWriterPodcast.comTwitter.com/SnogWriterInstagram.com/SongWriterPodcastFacebook.com/SongWriterPodcast
Episode 9: Socially Responsible Artistry in the Modern Music Industry with Ben Sollee
Make More Music
Welcome back to Make More Music, the podcast that connects people to music & one another. Today we chat with NPR featured, genre-bending cellist & composer Ben Sollee. This native Kentuckian shares his musical backstory, his history of work with talented artists (Abigail Washburn, etc.), launching a solo career, his socially conscious artistry projects, and how he supports budding professional musicians. Don't miss this one! Follow Ben Sollee on instagram Check out Ben Sollee's website Watch Ben's NPR Tiny Desk concert Support the show: For free: It helps a ton if you leave a rating and review on your podcast player! Also, text this episode to a friend/family member/coworker/stranger/etc. Donate to directly support the show Get your MMM Merch Follow us on instagram @make.more.music Subscribe here & join the mailing list Email us firstname.lastname@example.org & nominate a guest here Give more grace. Share more love. Make. More. Music.Support Make More Music
Ben Sollee is a musician and activist hailing from the great state of Kentucky. We talk about traveling the world for decades as a rock star cellist, touring the country with his band by bicycle, and why he's taking a break from the road to focus on a new non-profit in his home state.
Something From Nothing: Ben Sollee's Music will Surprise You
Something From Nothing
Season Finale of Something From Nothing features celloist Ben Sollee. Ben Sollee chose the Celle as a youngster for a unique reason and adding his own sound never stopped. Hear his story on this week's episode of Something From Nothing. Ben ends the episode with a song about a Paducah boat.
Ben Sollee On Music & Life With Lori Mangum #502LeaderSeries
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Ben Sollee is the real deal. Humble, talented, down to earth, but with the chops to make it and the creativity to set himself apart. He chats with Lori Mangum on this special episode of the #502LeaderSeries.
Episode 37: Musician Ben Sollee on Polaroids, Coffee, and the Legend of Zelda
My guest this week, Louisville-based musician Ben Sollee, has been recording and touring since 2008, so he's done a LOT of interviews over the years. He's good at talking about his music, how he makes it, why he does what he does, and the environmental and cultural issues he wants to advocate. But this exercise of selecting physical objects is a way to get someone like Ben out of the usual "artist interview" routine, and even if you've heard him interviewed before, this conversation was something different. He’s got a new album just out, called “Kentucky Native,” and a new baby on the way later this fall. And as you’ll hear, he’s taking stock of what’s important and thinking about what’s next.
BEN SOLLEE featuring Jordan Ellis finds this innovative Kentucky cellist and genre-bending songwriter teaming up with his longtime collaborator, drummer Jordon Ellis. The two dive deep into heavy cello and drum grooves, adventurous instrumentals, and achingly beautiful songs on Ben�s first full-length studio album in four years �Infowars.� Sollee and Ellis were on a quest to capture the energy and dynamics that inhabits their live performances. It is a record that both broadens and extends the songwriter�s already eclectic sound by incorporating electronics, field recordings, and samples to a create a cinematic quality that defies genre. LUKE BULLA has been singing and playing music most of his life. He won the National Fiddle Contest six times as a kid and won the Grand Champion division at age sixteen, making him the youngest to have earned the title at the time. As a full-time Nashville resident since 1999, Luke has enjoyed playing fiddle with Ricky Skaggs and his band, Kentucky Thunder, as well as other wonderful musicians including Earl Scruggs, Lee Ann Womack, Brandi Carlile, Kevin Costner, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, and Sam Bush. Luke has completed his seventh season touring with Lyle Lovett in the world famous Large Band. As a solo artist, Luke's debut on the Pure Music Nashville label, 'Who Loves You Better�, was released early this year. WoodSongs Kid: Chapel Tinius of Bowling Green Kentucky is 16 and was crowned “Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen� in 2016. She�s an incredible fiddle player and will be performing with the reigning Miss Kentucky winner Laura Jones who is also an extraordinary fiddler.