Fiercely talented pianist, purveyor of smart-ass wit, humanist and surprisingly moving storyteller, encyclopedic and agreeably nerdy singing-contest judge; Ben Folds has been accumulating his vast fanbase for two decades now, sucking listeners in with his spirited piano-pop jams, and keeping them around for his left-field stylistic excursions and smarmy observational humor. Long gone are the days when Folds was strictly known for the glum 1997 Ben Folds Five abortion ballad ” Brick ”; these days, with a creatively prosperous solo career […]