Ben Folds is an American musician who has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and collaborative records with artists from Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor to William Shatner. His last album was a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts. Folds was also a judge for five seasons on NBC’s acclaimed acapella show The Sing-Off, and in 2017 he was named as the first ever artistic advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. An avid photographer, Folds is a member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of Imagery, has worked as a guest photo editor for National Geographic, and was recently featured in a documentary by the Kennedy Center for his photographic works. Folds is also an outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy funding in our nation’s public schools, and has served for more than five years as an active member of the distinguished Artist Committee of Americans for the Arts. A Dream About Lightning Bugs is his first book.