Saturday, October 21, 2006

Ben Folds Breaks out the Beats at Washington College's Lifetime Fitness Center, November 18

Chestertown, MD, October 20, 2006 — Washington College welcomes Ben Folds/Band, with special guest Corn Mo, to its Benjamin A. Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center, Saturday, November 18, 2006, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Washington College students, faculty, and staff can purchase tickets for $15 each (with a five ticket maximum) from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Office of Student Affairs starting October 30.

General Admission tickets are $25 per person and are available starting October 30 through all Ticketmaster locations, online at, or by calling 410-547-SEAT. Tickets purchased the day of the show cost $30 at the door.

For further information, contact the College's Director of Student Activities, Robert Hooey, at 410-810-7146 or by e-mail at

Best-known as the powerhouse leader of Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds launched his solo career in 2000 after the band's breakup. Since then, he has released four solo LPs, including his most recent solo album entitled Songs for Silverman. With this striking and intricately crafted album, Ben Folds shows his maturity as a powerful artist through tricky time signatures and delicate ballads on tracks such as "Jesusland" and "Late." He also contributed to William Shatner's most recent album Has Been and will release a compilation featuring remastered and reworked songs from his EP's by the end of 2006.

Ben Folds' solo act creates quite the buzz on the road. Renowned as "Ben Folds and a piano," he's not shy of inviting audience members on stage to break out the beats, often asking them to sing trumpet and saxophone melodies or provide backing vocals. With a little audience assistance and Folds' improvisational skills, riotous renditions of pop tunes take the crowd by storm.

Learn more about Ben Folds at

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