Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and composer. Folds was the frontman and pianist of the alternative rock trio Ben Folds Five from 1993 to 2000, and again in the early 2010s during their reunion. He has recorded a number of solo albums and performed live as a solo artist. He has also collaborated with musicians such as William Shatner, Regina Spektor, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and yMusic, and undertaken experimental songwriting projects with authors such as Nick Hornby and Neil Gaiman. Since May 2017, he has been the first artistic advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C..Folds has frequently performed arrangements of his music with uncommon instrumentation, including symphony orchestras and a cappella groups. In addition to contributing music to the soundtracks of the animated films Hoodwinked!, and Over the Hedge, Folds has produced several albums, including Amanda Palmer's first solo album. Folds was a judge on the NBC a cappella singing contest The Sing-Off from 2009 to 2013. In July 2019, Folds published his first book, a memoir, titled A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Folds is ranked #18068 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Folds surname appeared 1,543 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Folds.
85.9% or 1,326 total occurrences were White.
10.8% or 167 total occurrences were Black.
1.8% or 29 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of folds in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of folds in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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We were super proud to have Folds of Honor here tonight and Lee Brice gracing our stage to an incredible crowd on an incredible evening, i was excited to come up at the end of the show and offer a match for anybody that would donate the $5k which is a one-year scholarship for their organization. We were lucky enough after a lot of people gave a lot of money all night long, that two other people came to the table and donated $5k each which we are gonna match.
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