Pop Rock Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Ben to Play Solo Piano Show at Taft Theatre

His current tour is a mix of solo concerts and book signing events for his new memoir, "A Dream About Lightning Bugs"

click to enlarge Ben Folds - Photo: Joe Vaughn
Photo: Joe Vaughn
Ben Folds

Pop Rock singer/songwriter/pianist Ben Folds recently released his memoir, A Dream About Lightning Bugs, and he’s hitting the road to promote it with a mix of solo concerts (just Folds and a piano) and book signing events.

Since his early years fronting the popular North Carolina trio Ben Folds Five, Folds has etched out a wide-ranging career in music.

Along with his solo albums (which produced the hit “Rockin’ the Suburbs”), he has collaborated with a vast array of artists including Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, Amanda Palmer, Nick Hornby and William Shatner (Folds re-kickstarted Captain Kirk’s “ironic covers” career).

In more recent years, he was a judge on the NBC show The Sing-Off for five seasons and he has performed with symphony orchestras all over the world; next year he’ll be playing concerts with orchestras from Minnesota to Australia.

8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. $18.75-$75. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org. 

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