Ben Sollee LEAF Benefit Concert
You can spot a great organization by the folks it attracts. The line up of folks who support LEAF through volunteerism, through performances and through contributions is a powerful example. The latest – multi-talented Ben Sollee.
Ben Sollee will be performing to benefit LEAF in Schools and Streets with opening act Sky Captains of Industry. Friday, Sept. 9th 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Warren Wilson College’s Bryson Hall located in Swannanoa, North Carolina.
Tickets Available at the Door
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Excerpt from bensollee.com …
Ben Sollee wants you to experience all the beauty and banality that life has to offer. It’s a serious request, and his enthusiasm is genuine. Armed with a cello, Sollee is canvassing the country, sometimes by bicycle, imploring folks to rediscover the connections between music, art, film, dance, their community, and personal relationships.
These factors ultimately translate to the mindset and making of Ben’s new project – Inclusions. Beyond bridging genres and demographics with earnest, dynamic songwriting and passionate performances, Ben Sollee seeks to intertwine his music with art and life. The theme of Inclusions is large, humanistic and universal – how relationships influence us all whether intentional or not.
The classically trained pop cellist recognized his community and relationships in every facet ofInclusions. Collaborating with local visual artist Phillip March Jones, the album art for Inclusions brings a visual reference to the allegory of the album. Ben’s newfound rhythmic intensity comes courtesy of a compositional backbone provided by his old friend and tour confidant, Jordon Ellis. Listeners are also treated to the voice of Cheyenne Marie Mize, who threads soaring harmonies throughout, as well as songwriting for “I Need.”
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As LEAF supporters our thanks go to Ben !!!
This is a benefit concert to support LEAF in Schools and Streets. LEAF is an organization that is dear to our hearts. We donate a handcrafted Lichty Guitar each year to be raffled. Our hope is that funds and awareness are raised through this contribution.
Tickets are $10 with 100% of the proceeds going to LEAF. The winner of the 2011 raffle will received a beautiful Chechen Dreadnought guitar and a guitar gift package. The drawing will take place at the Oct Lake Eden Arts Festival.
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