Ben Sollee (10/7/09)

I love sharing great music and musicians with people, and I equally like getting emphatic recommendations back. My friend John turned me on to Ben Sollee many months ago and i'm so glad he did. His album has really grown on me and has become a favorite for lazy Sunday afternoons. He's got this clean and modern folk sensibility about him. He's also got some spunk...

Seeing shows at the Spot aren't always great. They have to be high energy to drown out all the students there just hanging out and talking. Two people walking on stage and playing folk music doesn't always make a great show there. At one point, some drunk student was yelling out and interrupting Ben. After being interrupted 3 times, he just started the song, then paused and finished what he was saying and flipped that guy off. Ha! Good stuff.

Ben started to loosen up after playing "It's Not Impossible" and really began to jam. He also played a great cover of Tom Waits' "Chocolate Jesus." Hopefully next time, he'll play at the Beachland Tavern for a little more respectful and appreciative audience. If (when) he comes back, I'll be there.

Ben Sollee (10/7/09)

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1 comment:

  1. It's cool to hear someone have so much fun with a cello. It's underappreciated.