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It was the cat-poles around the lake at his grandfather’s farm that inspired Ben Sollee’s debut album Learning To Bend. The frailty of those awkward looking plants standing stoutly against winds that challenged even the strongest of nearby trees is an affecting metaphor for human struggle and perseverance. This idea is central to Learning To Bend.
Key tracks on Learning To Bend include two reactions to the…

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  • he's AMAZING , don't know anyone else who plays cello like that...
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcqNzJFIqRg
  • Saw him last weekend. Fantastic energy and musicianship! Loved it. Bought his new album, it's all good. Some tracks are a bit too "indie pop" for my tastes, but still very listenable. Other tracks are just great! Favorites: Slow Down, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Healer.
  • Dreamy live show! And he can rock the cello!
  • favorite songs from Inclusion: 'Captivity' and 'I Need'
  • his Sawdust and Diamonds cover is bliss.
  • sounds like a good soul with an honest voice
  • Such a pure voice.
  • Wonderful live show, catch him and Daniel Martin Moore on tour now. You'll be well entertained!
  • Yes! Amazing new album.... read our review here http://beyondrace.com/reviews/music-reviews/2300-ben-sollee-and-daniel-martin-moore-dear-companion-74

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