"There is a kind of sense of falling backward that I think the songs conjure. Or blindly driving your car into a wall. A sense of sadness in all the amazing things in the world." -- Ben Shemie
In 2009, Ben Sollee, with some help from Oxfam America, rode from his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky, to Bonnaroo Festival, playing shows in small towns along the way. Later that year, Sollee embarked on a 500-mile, 16-day tour along the East Coast Greenway during the frigid winter months.
"It's hard; I want to live my life and have money, but it's good to... question yourself... like, 'Am I giving back enough?' or, 'Am I doing enough?'" -- Merrill Garbus