Storyteller-musician-activist-cyclist-Kentuckian Ben Sollee is heading into the studio this week to lay down tracks for his 3rd studio record release, Half-Made Man. The album will feature musicians Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), Jeremy Kittel (Turtle Island String Quartet) and Sollee’s right hand man, percussionist Jordon Ellis.
Half-Made Man is being recorded with engineer Kevin Rattermann (My Morning Jacket’s Circuital) in Louisville, KY at an old parishioner’s house. And thanks to a supportive fan-base, a PledgeMusic Campaign will fund the album’s promotional budget. In just 48 hours, fans helped Sollee reach his goal by scooping up preordered copies of Half-Made Man, handwritten lyrics, bicycle cymbals, and even a once-worn “Cosby” sweater. 10% of the campaign’s proceeds go to Oxfam America and items are still available. Visit http://bit.ly/wv8S2d for more info and to preorder the album.