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Episode 70:
Ben Folds





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Love this one! Especially Don't leave me alone with her. Great Song from Sacred Songs! One angry dwarf is an awesome song too!
- posted by Sheilabird - September 22, 2016
Yes, I would love to be able to see more archive episodes on here, such as Smokey Robinson, K. T. Tunstall. I know we can see them on YouTube, but not like it is on here; seems to be just excerpts on YouTube. This is the best show on TV; the best show on the Internet!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Can't say enough about this show, Daryl Hall, the band, and all the great, great music!!! I hope this show continues forever...at least for a long time to come!
- posted by lisaalamm - June 17, 2016
Please please please please and one more for good measure please make it so you can go back and rewatch old episodes. This is such an awesome show. Thank you Annie
- posted by AnnieF - March 24, 2016
Love this Private Eyes ... Brasil waiting for you all. Thanks.
- posted by elza - October 30, 2015
Just brilliant session - great version of Private Eyes and the version of "Don't Leave Me Alone With Her" reminded me very much of Joe Jackson. Just too good!
- posted by Playforfun - September 1, 2015
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Ben Folds
Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed Ben Folds Five. He has gone on to have a very successful solo career, recording multiple studio albums, a pair of records documenting his renowned live performances, a remix record, music for film and TV, as well as numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner.

In 2012, Folds reunited with the Ben Folds Five, released a new album and toured the world in 2012-13. In early 2013 they released their first LIVE album.

Folds returned to his solo career in 2013.

Folds has also achieved critical acclaim for his insight as a judge on NBC's a cappella competition "The Sing-Off,” which aired for five seasons.

Over the past year, he’s also made a cameo appearances in film and TV, including a role on Comedy Central’s “Community.” He’s also written and recorded several songs for film and TV consideration.

A Nashville resident, Folds owns and operates the historic RCA Studio A, once managed by Chet Atkins, and the home to thousands of legendary recording sessions in all genres of music – from Elvis Presley to the Monkees, Dolly Parton to Kacey Musgraves, Tony Bennett to the Beach Boys, Brian Setzer to Hunter Hayes. The studio is Folds’ creative hub, where he composes, collaborates, produces and records his works, as well as those of others in the industry.

Folds, who serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Symphony, has composed a highly acclaimed 25-minute, three movement concerto for piano and orchestra. He premiered the concerto in Nashville, and has been performing it and other orchestrations of his pop hits with major symphonies before sold out crowds across the nation. He is also touring Europe, the Pacific Rim and Australia this year.

A member of the distinguished Artist Committee for Americans for The Arts, Folds is a leading outspoken advocate for music therapy and music education, and recently participated in a special conference at Sundance Resort hosted by Robert Redford that explored how music and art therapy can help our nation’s military veterans.

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