Posted by: Cory | October 21, 2008

Ben Sollee & Jim James together at last

As it was originally scheduled, last Thursday Ben Sollee and Jim James were supposed to donate their musical abilities in promotion of Barack Obama at the Louisville Water Tower.  Since that didn’t happen, we’ve got the exclusive on the next best thing, which is a new track by Ben Sollee and who else but Jim James sings backup.  That’s right, it seems Jim is quite a fan of our new shooting star.  The following tracks are from the new EP from Ben called Something Worth Keeping, which will be available at the Nov 1st show at the 930 Listening Room and shortly on Itunes.

Here is what Ben has to say about the new EP…

“The beauty of people is anchored in imperfection; it is not that we are destructive but that we are ignorant to a better way. We dream big with even bigger costs. Furthermore, we learn the lesson daily that we don’t know what we have until it is gone. Combined, these two qualities are child-like but ever present.

When I look around I see a lot of things that are worth keeping: the mountain tops of Appalachia, family and community farms, art and music in schools, and, most of all, a government by the people and for the people. But how? The challenge that our leaders and us face is that we don’t know how to accomplish these goals. There are many eloquent ideas out there about renewable energy, educational systems, and governing, but realizing them means trying new things; which is daunting at least, and terrifying at most. As my generation takes the reins we should not sacrifice some qualities of this nation and the land in its boundaries to the wayfaring spirit of economy. They are important for Americans, our children, and the rest of the world.

These thoughts inspired these two new songs. But they are only songs…” – Ben Sollee

Ben Sollee – Only a Song (ft. Jim James) (lyrics)
Ben Sollee – Mute Bullhorn

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