Ben Sollee

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Birthday
28, 1983
Birthplace
Lexington, KY
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
28, 1983 (age 35)
Birthplace
Lexington, KY

About

American cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer who was recognized for his innovative style and gender-bending music.

Before Fame

He started playing the cello in elementary school and was heavily influenced by a diverse mix of music, including classical, bluegrass, folk, jazz, and R&B, all of which would be combined into his later work.

Trivia

His political activism covered many social issues ranging from poverty to the environment, especially mountaintop removal in coal mining.

Family Life

His parents introduced him to the music of many artists, including Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Wilson Pickett, and Otis Redding.

Associated With

His song How to See the Sun Rise was used for an episode of Showtime's Weeds starring Mary-Louise Parker.