BEN SOLLEE, THOUSANDS

(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) The cello's resurgence as a "cool" instrument is well on its way (you can thank the Portland Cello Project for this), and now Ben Sollee is here to take things to the next level. The Kentucky singer/cellist uses a vast arrangement of styles and varied influences to create a pop/bluegrass hybrid that is uniquely his own. EZRA ACE CARAEFF