Ben Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed, platinum-selling group, Ben Folds Five. He has gone on to have a very successful solo career, recording multiple studio albums, a pair of records documenting his renowned live performances, a remix record, music for film and TV, as well as numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner.
Folds has also achieved critical acclaim for his insight as a judge on NBC's a cappella
competition The Sing-Off, which is back on the air for the 2013 holiday season.
A Nashville resident, he owns and operates the historic RCA Studio A, where legends of all genres of music -– from Elvis Presley to the Monkees, Eddy Arnold to Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett to the Beach Boys -– have recorded.
Folds, who serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Symphony, is
currently composing a piano concerto which he will debut in 2014 as a part of a global
symphonic tour. He has also enjoyed a special relationship with symphony musicians,
having performed with some of the world's greatest orchestras.
A member of the distinguished Artist Committee for Americans for The Arts, Folds is also an outspoken advocate for music therapy and music education.