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  • Jun 24, 2014
    Ben Folds is featured in the July edition of Gramophone, where he talks about composing his first piano concerto. The July issue is available digitally and to subscribers, and on general sale now. Here is an excerpt: I took piano lessons from the babysitter for a year when I was nine, and I got better than her pretty quickly. And at that time I was reading the music, and it was all going in a lot faster than it does now, I can tell you that! But my serious discipline was percussion -- that's how I paid for my college, I got scholarships, and that's what I worked like a fiend on. But the piano Read more»
  • Jun 18, 2014
    Watch Ben Folds perform "Grey Seal" with Elton John live at Bonnaroo! Read more at Stereogum. Read more»
  • Jun 18, 2014
    Whether performing solo or with his trio, the Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds has an inimitable way of entertaining an audience and getting people involved in his shows. One June 11, Folds had at his disposal the Kansas City Symphony, conducted by Aram Demirjian, and a nine-person choir, led by University of Kansas grad Kerry Mars, for the second of two sold-out shows in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. For two and a half hours, including a 20-minute intermission, Folds and his accomplices delivered a show that was dynamic, energetic and relentlessly entertaining. Read Read more»
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