Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ben Sollee Tour Alert + New Two Song EP

Nashville native and Stark favorite Ben Sollee recently released two new songs via an EP titled, Something Worth Keeping. Starting Nov.1, Sollee will embark on a tour of the US behind this short EP and debut album Learning To Bend. Although minimal in length, Sollee seems very adamant about these two new tracks titled, "Only A Song" (feat. Jim James of My Morning Jacket) and "Mute Bullhorn." There is definitely something more personal at play here as reflected in a note Sollee recently wrote in regard to the EP.
He writes,

"....There are many eloquent ideas out there about renewable energy, educational systems, and governing, but realizing them means trying new things; which is daunting at least, and terrifying at most. As my generation takes the reins we should not sacrifice some qualities of this nation and the land in its boundaries to the wayfaring spirit of economy. They are important for Americans, our children, and the rest of the world.

These thoughts inspired these two new songs. But they are only songs…"

Ok Ben. Ok.

1 Nov - Louisville KY / 930 Listening Room w/ Bootsie Ann
5 Nov - Nashville TN / The Basement
6 Nov - Atlanta GA / The 5 Spot
7 Nov - Chapel Hill NC / Nightlight
8 Nov - Washington DC / Iota
11 Nov - Brooklyn NY / The Bell House
12 Nov - New York NY / Mercury Lounge
13 Nov - Philadelphia PA / World Cafe Live
17 Nov - Chicago IL / Schuba's
18 Nov - Minneapolis MN / 400 Club
21 Nov - Seattle WA / TBA
22 Nov - Portland OR / Balcony Bar At The Hawthorne Theatre
24 Nov - San Francisco CA / Café Du Nord
25 Nov - Los Angeles CA, Hotel Café

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