Ben Folds performs #MicroShow at the Turf Club in St. Paul

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Ben Folds performs at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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The Current hosted a #MicroShow with Ben Folds at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., back in November of 2015. Attendees of the concert were those who had won tickets to the show through The Current's on-air and online giveaways to the event.

Within this intimate club setting before an engaged audience, Ben Folds played some older songs alongside songs from his new album, So There. (How did he get that grand piano through the door?)

Songs Performed


"Not a Fan"
"Capable of Anything"
"Landed"
"Phone in a Pool"
"Annie Waits"

The Current's #MicroShow series gives fans exclusive opportunities to catch big-name artists perform in venues much more intimate than regular ticketed events.

Credits


Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark

Resources


Ben Folds - official site

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    Ben Folds performs at the Turf Club. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Ben Folds performs at the Turf Club. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Ben Folds performs at the Turf Club. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    The audience gather at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., ahead of an exclusive performance by Ben Folds. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Ben Folds performs at the Turf Club. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Piano and microphone ready for Ben Folds' performance at the Turf Club. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    An attendee at the Ben Folds concert at the Turf Club holds a piano key autographed by Ben Folds. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Merchandise and piano keys autographed by Ben Folds, on display at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., the night of Ben Folds's exclusive happy-hour concert. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Ben Folds performs at the Turf Club. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    The audience gather at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., ahead of an exclusive performance by Ben Folds. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Ben Folds performs at the Turf Club. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Microphone in place on piano ahead of Ben Folds' performance at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)