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Concerts

Emmylou Harris plays a show-closing performance at the XPoNential Festival.

July 23, 2011 Ben Folds, Ra Ra Riot and more perform at the Camden Waterfront near Philadelphia.

Studio Sessions

(From left) Robert Sledge, Ben Folds and Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five.

November 23, 2012 Hear a four-song set from the wildly popular pianist and his re-formed band.

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Ben Folds.

November 25, 2011 The Sing-Off judge's energetic piano rock endures, as does his abiding love of a cappella.

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Ben Folds and Nick Hornby

November 12, 2010 Hear songs from the duo's collaborative album, live from the WXPN studios in Philadelphia.

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Interviews & Profiles

Ben Folds Five (from left): Robert Sledge, Darren Jessee and Ben Folds.

September 29, 2012 After fame, disillusionment and a nearly decade-long hiatus, the trio has made a new album.

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Ben Folds and Nick Hornby

September 28, 2010 The High Fidelity author provides the lyrical framework for Folds' music on Lonely Avenue.

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April 26, 2009 For his greatest-hits album, Folds sought college a cappella groups to reinterpret his best songs.

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November 17, 2008 Folds' new album showcases one of his most notable talents: writing songs about breakups.

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Discover Songs

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September 26, 2008 Folds finds common ground with Regina Spektor in the raw, personal "You Don't Know Me."

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March 17, 2005 New music from Blind Boys of Alabama; A Derek Bell tribute from The Chieftains; Music for a memo...

Reviews

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September 26, 2008 Folds finds common ground with Regina Spektor in the raw, personal "You Don't Know Me."

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September 24, 2006 Artists making music for the tween movie market include indie rockers Ben Folds and Paul Westerberg.

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January 12, 2005 A funny and philosophical collaboration between the Star Trek star and musician Ben Folds.

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Way to Normal

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  • Album: Way to Normal
  • Artist: Ben Folds
  • Label: Epic
  • Released: 2008
 

Songs for Silverman

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University A Cappella

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  • Album: University A Cappella
  • Artist: Ben Folds
  • Label: Epic
  • Released: 2009
 

Whatever and Ever Amen [Bonus Tracks]

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  • Album: Whatever and Ever Amen [Bonus Tracks]
  • Artist: Ben Folds Five
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2005
 

Has Been

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  • Album: Has Been
  • Artist: William Shatner
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • Released: 2004
 

Lonely Avenue

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  • Album: Lonely Avenue
  • Artist: Ben Folds/Nick Hornby
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2010
 

Open Season (Soundtrack)

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  • Album: Open Season (Soundtrack)
  • Artist: Paul Westerberg
  • Label: Lost Highway
 

Over the Hedge (Soundtrack)

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  • Album: Over the Hedge (Soundtrack)
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2006
 

Rockin' the Suburbs

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  • Album: Rockin' the Suburbs
  • Artist: Ben Folds
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2001
 

Lonely Avenue

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  • Album: Lonely Avenue
  • Artist: Ben Folds
  • Released: 2010