For over a decade he’s performed with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, and currently serves as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.
In addition to solo rock and orchestral touring, Folds has recently written his first book “A Dream About Lightning Bugs,” which debuted as a New York Times Best Seller, and is described as a collection of interrelated essays, anecdotes and lessons about art, life, and music.
He was featured for five seasons as a judge on NBC's critically-acclaimed a capella show "The Sing Off," and continues to appear in cameo roles on TV, and composes for film and TV.
An outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy, in 2016 Ben was the only artist to appear at both national political conventions advocating for arts education, has served for over five years as an active member of the distinguished Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts. He is also Chairman of the Arts Action Fund’s ArtsVote2020, and hosts a podcast series of interviews on arts policies with 2020 presidential candidates.