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Ben Folds

 

  • Multi-platinum Selling Singer/Songwriter/Producer
  • Helped save RCA Studio A and raised thousands to help rebuild Schermerhorn Symphony Center after the 2010 flood
  • Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra
  • Champion for arts education and music therapy funding in our nation’s public schools

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. This multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer’s genre-bending body of music spans the musical spectrum, including pop albums with Ben Folds Five and as a solo artist, collaborative records with the likes of Regina Spektor and William Shatner (among others), as well as chart-topping classical compositions. For over a decade he’s performed with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, and served for many years on the Nashville Symphony Board of Directors, where he raised thousands of dollars to help rebuild the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in the aftermath of the 2010 flood. In 2017, Folds was named as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Folds, who first arrived on the Nashville music scene in the early 1990s, took over the earlier abandoned historic RCA Studio A on Music Row, bringing it back online as one of the most coveted recording studios in the world. Threatened with demolition in 2013, he spearheaded a community-wide grassroots campaign to save Studio A, raising awareness around the world of the importance of Music Row landmarks to Nashville’s music heritage. An outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy funding in our nation’s public schools, he's also served for more than five years as an active member of the distinguished Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts.

Folds frequently appears in film and TV, and was a judge for five seasons on the critically-acclaimed NBC show “The Sing Off”. He's also an avid photographer and member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of Imagery.

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Inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on August 21, 2018.