Ben Sollee and Erin McKeown

Cellist Ben Sollee and guitarist Erin McKeown have known each other for years, and even toured together for a time.  Intensely inventive and deep musicians, we wrote and recorded the song with them in three hours in a condo in Austin during the SXSW festival this year.

The song is on iTunes, and a tutorial about the writing and recording of the song is available on Ask Video.

 

Ben Sollee and Erin McKeown’s “K(no)w”

 

 

The song was inspired by a New York Times article about the author George Saunders.  You can hear more about the writing and recording of the song here:

 

The syndicated radio show Acoustic Cafe aired this piece about the artists and about the creation of the song for their 3 million weekly listeners: