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An evening with Ben Sollee

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An evening with Ben Sollee - Cellist and composer Ben Sollee plays the historic Sheridan Opera House on Friday Aug. 11, 2017. Kentucky native Ben Sollee educates as much as he entertains through his innovative style as a cellist; conveying genre-bending songwriting through electrifying performances and non-traditional album presentation. Telluride audiences may remember Sollee's unique sound when he opened for the Wood Brothers in December 2016. Like his contemporaries Chris Thile and Abigail Washburn, Sollee’s music is difficult to pin down. Following a performance at the Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, the New York Times remarked how Sollee’s “...meticulous, fluent arrangements continually morphed from one thing to another. Appalachian mountain music gave way to the blues, and one song was appended with a fragment from a Bach cello suite, beautifully played.” ​