PHOTOS: Ben Sollee @ Preservation Hall – 10/27/11

@ | 10/28/11 - Photo by Wesley Hodges

Ben Sollee kicked off his 4th-ever bike tour last night in Preservation Hall, playing an intimate set alongside his percussionist Jordon Ellis to a crowd of roughly 100 folks inside the hallowed French Quarter room. They were joined early on by and Pres Hall band leader . Sollee expressed his gratitude and excitement to be playing in such a historic room almost any chance he got, while playing at a tempo and volume that was in keeping with the general, unspoken sonic policies for the venue – just loud enough to hear every scratch on the cello, key change, box tap and vocal adjustment clear as a bell. The set included a cover of Tom Waits’ “Chocolate Jesus”, a number of new tunes from his 2011 LP Inclusions including “Electrified” and “The Globe” and closed out the hour-and-a-half performance with a cover of Paul Simon’s “Obvious Child”. Continue on for a photo gallery from the show.

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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
  • Stacy Barr

    First saw him in Master Musicians Festival in Somerset, KY two years ago.  Was excited to come to New Orleans to see him.  Not disappointed at all.  Amazing talent.

    Stacy Barr
    Meridian, MS

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