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  • Jun 24, 2014
    Nashville rocker Ben Folds has penned an open letter to the city of Nashville expressing concern about the preservation of Music Row and other music landmarks after learning of the pending sale of RCA Studio A. According to Folds' open letter, the building is set to be sold to a Brentwood development company. In the letter, Folds said he is unaware of the developer's future plans for the building. Read Ben's open letter and more at The Tennessean. Ben Folds following a session in Studio A space. Read more»
  • Jun 24, 2014
    A July 2 concert by Ben Folds at the Tempodrom in Berlin has been canceled due to schedule conflicts. The Berlin date was to be the start of Folds’ European orchestral performance tour, but because of schedule conflicts in the United States, the start of the tour has been delayed. The first European tour date will now be on July 3 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Tickets for the Berlin show will be fully refunded, and a future performance date will be explored. Read more»
  • 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»
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