Clockwise from upper left: Bright Eyes, Ed Sheeran, Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Peter Gabriel Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Inside RCA Studio A, whose sale has sparked a wave of backlash from the Nashville music community, Ben Folds (right, on staircase) addresses press and supporters. Stephen Jerkins hide caption

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(From left) Robert Sledge, Ben Folds and Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe

Ben Folds Five On World Cafe

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The wildly popular pianist and his re-formed band join host David Dye for a four-song set in the World Cafe studio.

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Ben Folds Five (from left): Robert Sledge, Darren Jessee and Ben Folds. Autumn de Wilde/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nick Hornby (right), the author of High Fidelity, provides the lyrical framework for Ben Folds' music on Lonely Avenue. Eamonn McCabe hide caption

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