Texas Pete & The Ramkat present
Tongue & Groove Concert Series
Ben Folds Solo Piano Concert
with special guest Savannah Conley
Friday, October 25, 2019
Doors: 7 PM
Show: 8 PM
Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation.
He's created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. His last album was a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts.
For over a decade he's performed with some of the world's greatest symphony orchestras, and currently serves as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.
In addition to solo rock and orchestral touring, Folds has recently written his first book - A Dream About Lightning Bugs - described as a collection of interrelated essays and anecdotes about art, life, and music.
He is also no stranger to television, having been featured for five seasons as a judge on NBC's critically-acclaimed a capella show "The Sing Off," continues to appear in cameo roles on cable and network TV shows, and composes for film and TV.
An avid photographer, Folds is a member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of Imagery, completed an assignment in 2017 as a photo editor for National Geographic, and was recently featured in a mini-documentary by the Kennedy Center's Digital Project on his photographic work.
Emerging singer/songwriter Savannah Conley was born and raised just outside Nashville. Influenced by musical parents - her father was a guitarist and her mother a background singer - she has been performing since the age of seven. Now 21, Conley recently released her EP Twenty-Twenty, featuring stand out track "All I Wanted." Twenty-Twenty was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Anderson East) and is Conley's first release in partnership with Cobb's Low Country Sound imprint at Elektra Records. Twenty-Twenty received critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone who referred to the release as an "emotionally rich collection of tracks full of moody instrumentation and whip-smart lines." Rolling Stone also named Conley one of their "Artists You Need To Know" in March of this year.
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