Panning for Gold


Ben Sollee, 30, is an American cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, political activism, and wide appeal. His music incorporates banjo, guitar, and mandolin along with percussion and unusual cello techniques to create a unique sound. His songs exhibit a mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B elements. Sollee has also composed longer instrumental pieces for dance ensembles. Raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Sollee began playing the cello in elementary school. Besides classical music, his early musical influences included recordings his parents played of Wilson PickettRay CharlesBillie Holiday and Otis Redding, and later he discovered folk music. (Source: Wiki)

Find this tune on Sollee’s album here.


Thank you Steve Layman for introducing me to Ben Sollee.  And don’t miss Ben Sollee on Tedx here.


Comments

  1. Wow. A new seed for my Pandora station.

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  2. Really liked this, David. You are a marvel at finding new talent! Carry on, maestro!! 🙂

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  3. Dave, this is fantastic!

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  4. nice, nice, nice sunday morning music )

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  5. Beautiful song. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Just exquisite.. beautiful Sunday morning, thank you! Reblogging..:-)

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  7. Reblogged this on Makere's Blog and commented:
    An exquisite piece for a beautiful Sunday morning

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