Ben Sollee is killing four birds with one stone. The Kentucky-born cellist is currently on his way to Bonnaroo to show ‘Roo’ers what exactly it means not to be Kanye West. To get to Bonnaroo, he is riding a bike – last Thursday, Sollee strapped his 1930s Kay cello to his bicycle and pedaled 26 miles from Lexington to Frankfort, Kentucky, beginning his onward journey to a different Appalachia town nightly until ultimately reaching Bonnaroo on June 11th – meaning, come June 11th, he’ll be in peak physical condition and playing Bonnaroo. At each Appalachia stop, Sollee will perform a show in support of his recently released full-length effort Learning to Bend and his digital EP Something Worth Keeping – so, not only will he be in peak physical condition and playing Bonnaroo, but he might actually make some cash. And finally, the bike trip and tour are aligned with Oxfam America, a relief and development organization that works to find lasting solutions for poverty, hunger and injustice – so, not only will he be in peak physical condition, earning cash, and playing Bonnaroo, but Ben Sollee will be doing it all for a good cause.
Told you he’s killing four birds with one stone.
Ben Sollee 2009 Tour Dates:
06/07 – Somerset, KY @ Carnegie Arts Center
06/08 – Albany, KY @ Clinton County Library
06/09 – Cookeville, TN @ Backdoor Playhouse
06/10 – McMinnville, TN @ Capalanos
06/11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival