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February 20th, 2016 | Photos

BenFolds_GrammyMuseum_12 Photos and recap by Leslie Kalohi

For approximately two hundred lucky guests, Ben Folds graced the intimate Clive Davis Theatre inside The Grammy Museum for an insightful dialogue and live performance.

Having been in the public eye for more than twenty years, there was no shortage of topics to cover. Ben Folds interwove his wit and self-deprecating humor throughout the discussion, which included the value of a copyist for his recent concerto for piano and orchestra, an encounter with Kesha that inspired So There’s “Phone in a Pool,” and penning the Tom Waits-esque “Ass-Crack Bandit” for the TV show, Community. Outside of composing, Folds was able to talk about his role in saving Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A as well as briefly touch upon his other artistic expression, photography.

A brief Q & A with the audience helped transition to a quick turn behind the piano, starting with a couple of songs off So There before soliciting the fans for the final song choices of the night.

Ben Folds returns for a proper show at the Orpheum Theatre with yMusic on May 18th.

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