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The Roots Channel

Music and Arts from the Ground Up

Blue Rock Live: Ben Sollee

Kentucky born cellist and composer Ben Sollee performs live from Blue Rock Studio.

Ben Sollee likes to keep moving; Over the six years following the release of his debut record, 'Learning to Bend', Sollee and his rugged cello, Kay, told an unconventional story. Seeking a deeper connection to communities on the road, Ben packed his touring life on to his bicycle in 2009. Since then he has ridden over 4,000 miles. He kicked off 2014 with the release of his score for the documentary film 'Maidentrip'. In March, he performed at Carnegie Hall as part of a tribute to Paul Simon. Throughout April and May, he was out supporting song-writer William Fitzsimmons. That September, he toured for two weeks in Europe and returned to the United States to perform with the Charlotte Ballet. Since then, he joined Ben’s music can also be heard in film and on TV, in shows like ABC’s 'Parenthood' and HBO’s 'Weeds'.