See Ben Folds Tomorrow Night

November 17th, 2010

Ben Folds is most well known as the piano-playing frontman of the Ben Folds Five. But in addition to side-project Fear of Pop’s Volume 1 (out in 1998), Folds has been recording solo material and playing it live—sometimes with a backing band—for years, going back to Rockin’ in the Suburbs, released on September 11, 2001, and on which he played most of the instruments. Songs for Silverman followed in 2005 and then Way to Normal came next in 2008. His newest disc, Lonely Avenue, is a collaborative effort with English novelist and essayist Nick Hornby. And now Folds (above, playing “You Don’t Know Me” with Regina Spektor on Jimmy Kimmel Live!) is back. See him at The Wellmont Theatre tomorrow night.