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Ben Sollee, Justin Lewis in Concert at Bellarmine on Feb. 10

Feb 02, 2012

Kentucky musicians Ben Sollee and Justin Lewis are performing at Bellarmine University's SuRF Center on Friday, February 10, 2012. [campus map]

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show, presented by the Bellarmine Activities Council, are available for $15 at Tickets are free for Bellarmine students through the Student Activities Center.

Ben Sollee is a Kentucky singer and cellist who performs a blend of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B. NPR called him one of 2007's top 10 unknown artists of the year. His most recent national tour included over 200 miles traveled by bicycle. [Ben Sollee official site]

"This year has already started off with a bang," said Sollee. "I launched my PledgeMusic campaign to help fund the new album, Half-Made Man, I have been in the studio recording it, I have written scores for for two ballets and I will be heading to Australia soon for a few weeks of touring. I am so excited to start my touring year off with a show at Bellarmine with my good friend, Justin Lewis. Louisville is one of my favorite towns on Earth and this will be my first opportunity to play on campus."

Opening for Sollee is Justin Lewis is a 22-year-old Louisvillian who counts Lyle Lovett, Louis Armstrong and David Crosby among his influences. [Justin Lewis official site]

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