BEN SOLLEE TO RELEASE HALF-MADE MAN ON SEPT 25;
FALL EAST COAST TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
This fall, composer, cellist, cyclist, activist Ben Sollee will release Half-Made Man, a new studio album out September 25, 2012 on Sollee's own Tin Ear Records, distributed by Thirty Tigers. The album features Sollee's signature sound of cello-infused blue-eyed-soul and is his most personal and adventurous release to date. With the enlistment of a diversely talented cast of friends, Half-Made Man explores the intimate and honest musings of a man reflecting on the world around him. In support of the album, Sollee will embark on an east coast tour with more dates to be announced.
Sollee's self-produced fourth studio album features guitarist Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), fiddle player Jeremy Kittel (Turtle Island Quartet), bassist Alana Rocklin (STS9), percussionist Jordon Ellis and guest vocalist Abigail Washburn.
Sollee began the process with only an outline: simple song structures that would become Half-Made Man. Then, Sollee encouraged his guests to layer their individual fingerprints upon the project in Kevin Ratterman’s (My Morning Jacket’s Circuital) Louisville, KY studio; the result is a raw, energy-driven album created over the course of just two weeks.
Known for his dynamically intoxicating live performances, Sollee will hit the road on a national headlining tour in support of Half-Made Man this fall. Following stops on the Summer festival circuit, Sollee and the crew will once again load their gear on their bikes for The Road From Newport Folk: Ben Sollee on tour. on bike., a week-long journey from Newport to Portland, ME. See the itinerary below.
Ben Sollee Tour Dates
7/21 Somerset, KY Master Musicians Festival
7/25 Boston, MA Royale %
7/28 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
7/31 Fall River, MA The Narrows Center for the Arts ^
8/04 Portsmouth, NH The Loft at The Music Hall ^
8/05 Portland, ME One Longfellow Square^
9/21 Knoxville, TN Square Room
9/22 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
9/23 Pensacola, FL DeLuna Fest
9/25 Ponte Vedra, FL Ponte Vedra Music Hall
9/28 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
9/29 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
10/5 & 10/6 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
10/11 Danville, KY Norton Center
10/12 Oberlin, OH Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse at Oberlin College
10/14 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
10/16 York, PA Capitol Theatre
10/17 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
10/18 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
10/20 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
% - Supporting The Head and The Heart
^ - The Road From Newport: On Tour. On Bike.
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