Ben Sollee

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Rusty 324 is all about Bourbon..and Beyond, with Ben Sollee and the Bourbon Babe, Carla Carlton

It is a special Bourbon and Beyond episode of the Rusty Satellite Show, with both Ben Sollee and Carla Carlton playing a role in the giant event near the Fairgrounds. And with a sunny forecast, we’ll get to experience the full effect we missed last year due to torrential rains. Sollee was on the show in 2015, before he’d moved to Louisville and settled in to raise a family. Then, as a touring musician, he was intent of having an impact on the environment. As he explains on the show, Sollee has since taken on good causes as a personal…


LouisvilleKY’s Hottest Musicians & Fine Bourbon Promise Best Party in Town on Saturday

BEN SOLLEE AND LINKIN’ BRIDGE TO HEADLINE DOWNS AFTER DARK’S CELEBRATION OF BOURBON, BETS & BOW TIES LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, Sept. 19, 2016) – Churchill Downs is pulling out all the stops to make this Saturday’s Downs After Dark presented by Stella Artois & Woodford Reserve one of Louisville’s most exciting and memorable parties of the season. The evening’s theme, Bourbon, Bets & Bow Ties will celebrate the best of Kentucky, including local musicians, Kentucky bourbon, Southern style and the world’s greatest racehorses. Tickets start at $10 and are available at Gates open at 5 p.m. with first post…


Bluegrass Music Festival to take over LouisvilleKy’s Jefferson Memorial Forest

Annual Forest Fest Bluegrass Festival May 21 at Jefferson Memorial Forest Louisville, Ky.,- A spectacular day of Bluegrass music, food and beverages, craft vendors, and youth activities in a scenic environment awaits those who visit Jefferson Memorial Forest’s eleventh annual Forest Fest on Saturday, May 21. Forest Fest has been known for providing a great variety of bluegrass music; this year’s event expands on that tradition with six musical acts in the lineup. The music starts at 11 a.m. in the forest’s Horine Section, 12304 Holsclaw Hill Road. The lineup starts off with the traditional Kentucky and Appalachian music of…


LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK Celebrates Christmas and Candy and Cards and Cats

Dear Santa — please send me those Springsteen tickets and wins for the Cards in Lexington tomorrow and in Nashville against Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl. 2015’s Winners. It’s been a great year for me, and for a lot of Rusty Satellite Show guests, who I’ll be mentioning in bold from here on. First off, this is the first Christmas I won’t be seeing my son Nick Redding, who is pursuing his passion in theatre school in Italy. Today he told me he’d gotten great grades in subjects that include “aesthetics” “Italian” and “Movement.” He said he…

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THIS WEEK: is Back with Music, Food and Blues

Thanks for coming back to We had a brief hiatus that was part vacation/part technology issues. But that’s all worked out now thanks to tech whiz Jason Smith, and is humming along with content thanks to Jackie Bentley. Now, some highlights in my week: Memories of the Snake: Ken “Snake” Stabler, my fave QB from the glorious Raider days in the NFL, passed away at 69. I blame the part of my personality that is rebellious and resistant to authority on the Raiders, who in the 1970s were the baddest, meanest bunch of goofballs on the planet. Snake didn’t…

Louisville’s July 4th Celebration Will Feature Louisville Orchestra, Ben Sollee, Fireworks

Louisville, Ky., – Mayor Greg Fischer, together with Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams, Waterfront Development Corporation President David Karem and Thornton Oil CEO Matt Thornton, announced plans today  for the first Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4th… fueled by Thorntons. The event is free and open to the public and features music, family activities, food and fireworks on the Great Lawn of Waterfront Park on Saturday, July 4th. The event features a performance by the Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams conducting, with special guests indie folk-rock cellist Ben Sollee and Hip hop/classical fusion group 1200, led by Jecory Arthur. Mayor Greg Fischer…

Check Out Ben Sollee On Tour with New Music

Ben Sollee has released some great new music, and is touring the country. The Lexington native (hear his Rusty Satellite interview here) is on tour through March and April. Here’s the latest from Sollee himself about his new collection, called Steeples Part One. Over the last two years I’ve been slowly working on a new collection of songs for you. Between touring and other projects I’d dip in to the studio to create and make. Now, I’m excited to share with you the first chapter, Steeples Part One. As you all know, I run a small, very independent operation here in…

Butchertown, Ben Sollee Are the Stars of Actors’ “At the Vanishing Point”

At The Vanishing Point, currently playing at Actors Theatre, might not be so riveting if it took place in another city, or another neighborhood. But the way it uses Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood as an omnipresent character in the lives of one family puts your mind squarely on Story Avenue. Or the Fischer’s meatpacking plant, the Oertels brewery, the Kentucky School for the Blind or the Thomas Edison House. All those locations play an integral part in this production. Just as you couldn’t tell a family story about Louisville in 1937 without focusing on the historic flood of that year, the…

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Interview: Ben Sollee shares savvy sentiments at The Seelbach Bar

In this exclusive interview from the historic Old Seelbach Bar inside Louisville’s Seelbach Hotel, cello-rocker Ben Sollee shared his candid thoughts about the making of his new album Half Made Man, those whom he collaborated with to make it, musicians who he’d still like to collaborate with in the future, and his views on the Presidential race and what’s at stake. To watch the entire interview please visit  

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Album review: Ben Sollee, “Half-Made Man”

Ben Solllee Half-Made Man Tin Ear Records Produced by Ben Sollee Available: September 25, 2012 Kentucky cellist transforms pop-rock with his jazz, folk, Americana-bluegrass roots. To read the entire review, please go to