March 22, 2006


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Ben Folds will perform in concert April 7 at 9 p.m. in the Sojka Pavilion at Bucknell University. Tickets are $25; doors open at 8 p.m.

The former front man of Ben Folds Five, Folds will bring his jazz-influenced piano, high energy and catchy songs to the Sojka Pavilion. The performer, who has been on the list for several years, was unanimously chosen by the university's 12-student Concert Committee.

"We're really excited, and we think this is one of the biggest and best shows coming to Bucknell in the past several years, "said Jeff Day, co-chair of the Concert Committee.

Folds began his career in the music scene in 1994 with his band Ben Folds Five which consisted of Folds on piano and vocals, Robert Sledge on bass and Darren Jessee on drums.

The band released its first album in 1995 and then went mainstream in 1997 with the song "Brick" from the album "Whatever & Ever Amen."

After parting with his band in 2000, Folds has pursued a solo career with the release "Rockin' the Suburbs" in 2001 and his latest release, "Songs for Silverman."

He also provided a number of songs for film soundtracks including "Lonely Christmas Eve" for the Jim Carrey film "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" and a rendition of the Beatles' "Golden Slumbers" for the film "I Am Sam."

Tickets are available at the campus box office in the Weis Center; online at http://www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice/ (click on Miscellaneous Events) or at the door.

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Story posted March 21, 2006

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