Rethinking The Cello – Ben Sollee

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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.