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Dec
16
Saturday
Dec
16
Sat
Music :: Folk
Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native
9:00 PM
The Filling Station
Description:
Sollee convened his new ensemble in a cabin deep within the Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, south of Louisville. “We cooked for each other and we drank bourbon with each other and we wrote this music together. So it's kind of in and of a place.”

The band includes Sollee's long-time friend and collaborator Jordon Ellis on percussion. “He's playing the quietest percussion you could ever imagine,” Sollee says, “but it still sounds really tight and huge. That was kind of inspired by the Tinariwen records.”

The rest of the Kentucky Natives are new to Sollee. Violin and fiddle are courtesy Julian Pinelli, a recent Berkeley graduate. (“Gosh, he's a big old tall lanky feller, and real quiet, but he plays the fiddle just crazy slinky and beautiful. He can also perk up and rock that classical technique as well.”) Banjo is handled by Bennett Sullivan, fresh off a stint on Broadway in Steve Martin's “Bright Star.” (“In my opinion, he's one of the great young banjo players, from the standpoint of his ability to play bebop jazz or slip into really classic Earl Scruggs-style picking.”) Bass duties were split between Jonathan Estes and Josh Hari, with Jona Smith on backing vocals.

$13 advanced $15 at the door

Doors at 8
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: The Filling Station
Address: 2005 North Rouse Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406 587 5009

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