Rethinking The Cello – Ben Sollee


I know, the cello, right? It doesn’t really conjure up anything beyond some painfully dull night at the symphony. But I was in the car kickin’ it with NPR blaring out of my speakers, bass thumpin’. Neighbors’ trippin.’ Basically everyone was playa hatin’ because I’m dope enough for public radio, yo… Anyway, they featured a musician/songwriter I had never heard of before. His name is Ben Sollee, and his instrument is the cello. It was actually very cool, and I’m going to get his new CD Learning to Bend. I found this video on Youtube for a song titled It’s Not Impossible (Boys Don’t Cry). Check him out! It’s a really unique sound.

3 thoughts on “Rethinking The Cello – Ben Sollee

  1. I saw Ben perform this song and another during a Jimmy Kimmel Live show in September 2008…nothing I can say other than it was phenminal…this guy opens your eyes up to the beauty of a cello…he’s beyond belief and won the audience over quickly…just great.

  2. Cool. I had no idea he was on Kimmel’s show. That’s good to hear.

  3. Ues, but not everthing black and white, something is gray 🙂


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