This fall, composer, cellist, cyclist, activist Ben Sollee will release Half-Made Man, a new studio album out September 25th, 2012 on Sollee’s own Tin Ear Records, distributed by Thirty Tigers. The album features Sollee’s signature sound of cello-infused blue-eyed-soul and is his most personal and adventurous release to date. With the enlistment of a diversely talented cast of friends, Half-Made Man explores the intimate and honest musings of a man reflecting on the world around him. In support of the album, Sollee will embark on an east coast tour with more dates to be announced.
Sollee’s self-produced fourth studio album features guitarist Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), fiddle player Jeremy Kittel (Turtle Island Quartet), bassist Alana Rocklin (STS9), percussionist Jordon Ellis and guest vocalist Abigail Washburn. Sollee began the process with only an outline: simple song structures that would become Half-Made Man. Then, Sollee encouraged his guests to layer their individual fingerprints upon the project in Kevin Ratterman’s (My Morning Jacket’s Circuital) Louisville, KY studio; the result is a raw, energy-driven album created over the course of just two weeks.