BEN SOLLEE

Ben Sollee wants you to experience all the beauty and banality that life has to offer. It’s a serious request, and his enthusiasm is genuine. Armed with a cello, Sollee is canvassing the country, sometimes by bicycle, imploring folks to rediscover the connections between music, art, film, dance, their community, and personal relationships.

These factors ultimately translate to the mindset and making of Ben’s new project – Inclusions. Beyond bridging genres and demographics with earnest, dynamic songwriting and passionate performances, Ben Sollee seeks to intertwine his music with art and life. The theme of Inclusionsis large, humanistic and universal – how relationships influence us all whether intentional or not.

The classically trained pop cellist recognized his community and relationships in every facet ofInclusions. Collaborating with local visual artist Phillip March Jones, the album art for Inclusionsbrings a visual reference to the allegory of the album. Ben’s newfound rhythmic intensity comes courtesy of a compositional backbone provided by his old friend and tour confidant, Jordon Ellis. Listeners are also treated to the voice of Cheyenne Marie Mize, who threads soaring harmonies throughout, as well as songwriting for “I Need.”

Ben Sollee w/ Special Guests
Saturday June 4, 2011
White Rabbit Cabaret 1116 E. Prospect
Ages: 21 | Non-Smoking
Doors Open 8:00 PM

Admission: $12 Advance/$15 Day of Show

Tickets also available at Luna Music Midtown, Indy CD & Vinyl, Vibes, White Rabbit

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