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    Video: Ben Folds, On Tour, Talks with Nashville Public Television About Nashville Symphony Benefit Concert

    Ben Folds continues his US tour, featuring music from Lonely Avenue, his new collaborative album with Nick Hornby, with a stop at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, tonight, followed by shows in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, this weekend. The New York Times, previewing tonight's show, describes him as "a witty, engaging songwriter possessing both chops and humor, a rare combination." For more tour information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    In advance of last night's show at the Orpheum Theatre, Folds spoke with the Boston Globe's Sarah Rodman, who describes Lonely Avenue as "a rich, 11-track disc ... that spans the distance between comic goofs and poignant ballads." You can read the Q&A at boston.com. He also spoke with the Charlotte Observer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the run-up to this weekends' shows for articles you can read at charlotteobserver.com and accessatlanta.com, respectively.

    The Londonist, already looking forward to February's European tour, says Folds's "live performances are full of energy, bite, irony and good humour." The Irish Times, previewing the Dublin tour opener, spoke with Folds about his collaborative process with Hornby for an article you can read at irishtimes.com.

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    Folds's tour makes a stop in Nashville Thanksgiving weekend for a special homecoming concert, Keys to Music City, in which he'll perform his songs with the Nashville Symphony. The concert, taking place Saturday, November 27, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, is a benefit for the Symphony and the city's volunteer firefighters, in response to the damaging flood that hit the city back in May.

    Folds spoke with Nashville Public Television (NPT)'s Arts Break about the concert, as did the Symphony's President & CEO Alan Valentine, who describes the singer-songwriter-pianist as "a highly respected artist with a passion for expanding ever his horizons musically." Valentine expects the Keys to Music City event to be "one of the more interesting concerts not only for symphony fans, but also for Ben Folds fans." Check out the NPT piece here:


    For more information and tickets to the event, visit nashvillesymphony.org.

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    The Sing-Off returns to NBC for its second season, starting December 6 at 8 PM ET, with Ben Folds returning as a judge in the a cappella singing competition. You can a sneak peek at the coming season in this first preview video from NBC:


    For more on the show, visit nbc.com.

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    To pick up a copy of Lonely Avenue on vinyl, CD, or in the deluxe edition, with high-quality MP3s of the album included at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store.

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Ben Folds continues his Lonely Avenue tour stops in Montclair, New Jersey, Charlotte, and Atlanta. The New York Times describes him as "a witty, engaging songwriter possessing both chops and humor, a rare combination." The Londonist, looking forward to February's UK tour, says his "live performances are full of energy, bite, irony and good humour." Folds spoke with Nashville Public Television about his upcoming benefit concert with the Nashville Symphony in a video you can watch here, along with a preview of the upcoming season of NBC's The Sing-Off.

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Ben Folds continues his US tour, featuring music from Lonely Avenue, his new collaborative album with Nick Hornby, with a stop at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, tonight, followed by shows in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, this weekend. The New York Times, previewing tonight's show, describes him as "a witty, engaging songwriter possessing both chops and humor, a rare combination." For more tour information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

In advance of last night's show at the Orpheum Theatre, Folds spoke with the Boston Globe's Sarah Rodman, who describes Lonely Avenue as "a rich, 11-track disc ... that spans the distance between comic goofs and poignant ballads." You can read the Q&A at boston.com. He also spoke with the Charlotte Observer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the run-up to this weekends' shows for articles you can read at charlotteobserver.com and accessatlanta.com, respectively.

The Londonist, already looking forward to February's European tour, says Folds's "live performances are full of energy, bite, irony and good humour." The Irish Times, previewing the Dublin tour opener, spoke with Folds about his collaborative process with Hornby for an article you can read at irishtimes.com.

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Folds's tour makes a stop in Nashville Thanksgiving weekend for a special homecoming concert, Keys to Music City, in which he'll perform his songs with the Nashville Symphony. The concert, taking place Saturday, November 27, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, is a benefit for the Symphony and the city's volunteer firefighters, in response to the damaging flood that hit the city back in May.

Folds spoke with Nashville Public Television (NPT)'s Arts Break about the concert, as did the Symphony's President & CEO Alan Valentine, who describes the singer-songwriter-pianist as "a highly respected artist with a passion for expanding ever his horizons musically." Valentine expects the Keys to Music City event to be "one of the more interesting concerts not only for symphony fans, but also for Ben Folds fans." Check out the NPT piece here:


For more information and tickets to the event, visit nashvillesymphony.org.

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The Sing-Off returns to NBC for its second season, starting December 6 at 8 PM ET, with Ben Folds returning as a judge in the a cappella singing competition. You can a sneak peek at the coming season in this first preview video from NBC:


For more on the show, visit nbc.com.

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To pick up a copy of Lonely Avenue on vinyl, CD, or in the deluxe edition, with high-quality MP3s of the album included at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store.

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