Panning for Gold

An exquisite piece for a beautiful Sunday morning

Live & Learn


Ben Sollee, 30,  is an American cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, political activism, and wide appeal. His music incorporates banjo, guitar, and mandolin along with percussion and unusual cello techniques to create a unique sound. His songs exhibit a mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B elements. Sollee has also composed longer instrumental pieces for dance ensembles.  Raised in  Lexington, Kentucky , Sollee began playing the  cello  in  elementary school . Besides  classical music , his early musical influences included recordings his parents played of  Wilson Pickett Ray Charles Billie Holiday  and  Otis Redding , and later he discovered folk music. (Source: Wiki)

Find this tune on Sollee’s album here.


Thank you Steve Layman for introducing me to Ben Sollee.  And don’t miss Ben Sollee on Tedx here.


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About Makere

A Maori/Scots New Zealander transplanted to Canada. Grandmother, academic, indigenous scholar, sometime singer, sometime activist, who cares passionately about our world.
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