Ben Sollee Announces Australian Tour, Jan 2013

Acclaimed cellist Ben Sollee is headed to Australia for a massive run of tour dates, kicking off at Woodford Folk Festival over New Year. Touring behind his 2012 album Half Made Man, the Kentucky musician will be aided by the mad skills of percussionist Jordon Ellis.

Renowned for his contemporary cello playing, Sollee combines influences from jazz, bluegrass, R&B and folk that accentuate the intriguing artist’s joyful and heartfelt vocal styling. Unassuming and appealing, Sollee has drawn comparisons to Sufjan Stevens for his sound, which feels familiar yet also fills a niche.

Sollee’s fourth studio LP, the aforementioned Half Made Man, is self-produced and features the handy work of My Morning Jacket member Carl Broemel, who rocks a little pedal steel along with some acoustic and electric guitar.

Taking the rich tradition of cello and flipping the script with his unconventional play, Sollee is to the cello what Mumford and Sons are to the banjo. He reintroduces an underrated instrument to a new generation of music fans and expands the possibilities of musical innovation.

Ben Sollee – Australian Tour Dates

Sunday – Tuesday, 30th December – 1st January

Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD

Thursday, 3rd January

Community Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW

Friday, 4th January

Memorial Hall, Bellingen, NSW

Saturday, 5th January

Lizotte’s Kincumber, NSW

Sunday, 6th January

The Clarendon Katoomba, NSW

Wednesday, 9th January

Notes, Sydney, NSW

Thursday, 10th January

Northcote Social Club Melbourne, VIC

Friday, 11th January

Meeniyan Town Hall, South Gippsland, VIC

Saturday, 12th January

Theatre Royal Castlemaine, VIC

Wednesday, 16th January

Sessions, Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide, SA

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