I’m not sure if you get as giddy as I do when I hear that Ben Folds is coming to town. I’ve been hooked on his live performances since his first L.A. show at the Roxy in October 1995 with his former band, Ben Folds Five (they opened for Heather Nova). It’s a real treat when he comes to the West Coast, where he has a pretty decent fan base. He often plays two shows and yes, I usually go to both. I never know when he’ll make it back to this side of the country.
This is an exciting week because Ben Folds is playing two nights, May 12th and 13th at The Music Box @ Fonda in Hollywood. While he often performs with a backing band, this tour is just him and a piano, along with special guest Australian singer-songwriter Kate Heidke-Miller. We have a pair of tickets to give away to the show on Thursday, May 13th. Leave a comment telling me a favorite Ben Folds song (solo or otherwise) that you’d love to hear live. I will be notifying the winner by email late Wednesday night.