Venue
Ordway Music Theater
Duration
90 minutes

October 6, 2024

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Ticket info for Ben Folds

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Brush up on your paper airplane-making skills as the Ben Folds: Paper Airplane Request Tour prepares for landing at the Ordway. As one of the most renowned music influencers of this generation, Emmy-nominated singer-songwriter-composer Ben Folds brings pop/rock music and nostalgia to every performance. From "Rockin' the Suburbs" to "Effington," you will have "Landed" a chance to be "The Luckiest" and Ben Folds might play your request.

About Ben Folds

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation.

The Emmy-nominated singer-songwriter-composer has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records.

For the past three decades, he's toured as a pop artist, while also performing with some of the world's greatest symphony orchestras.

A New York Times best-selling author and podcast host, Ben also composes for film, TV, and theater; guest stars in films and TV; and serves as the Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

A longtime advocate for arts and music education funding, Ben launched a music education charitable initiative in his native state of North Carolina entitled "Keys For Kids," which provides funds and keyboards to existing nonprofits that provide free or affordable music lessons to interested school-age children. On the national level, he's active as a member of Americans For The Arts and the Arts Action Fund.

About Lindsey Kraft

Lindsey Kraft is a multi-faceted artist - actress, singer, and composer. You may recognize her from various TV roles including Netflix's Grace and Frankie, HBO's Getting On and most recently Netflix's Obliterated.

She continues as the opening act for Ben Folds, where she'll be performing her brand of theatrical pop songs including songs from her musical, “love, me,” a one-woman show workshopped recently in LA for a LIVE album produced by Linda Perry. During an opening performance for Ben at the Kennedy Center in 2023, she received a glowing review by DC Music Review which wrote that the audience "was treated and transfixed by the performance of Lindsey Kraft. Within the first few moments of her piece, concertgoers realized how perfect the pairing was. A burgeoning newcomer to musical performances, Kraft, in addition to her brilliant piano playing and songs, masterfully interacted with and entertained the audience with her witty and sincere songs."

She characterizes her songs as deeply personal, funny, and sad, her sound inspired by Carly Simon, Carole King, Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Randy Newman, and Broadway (but like, only the good shows).