He’s still got it | Ben Folds takes entire town of Jacksonville, Oregon hostage with scorching live show at Britt Festival

After more than 25 years in the mix, Ben Folds can still deliver an unforgettable night of live performance. That was the take away after a scorching outdoor show Sunday night at Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon.

There aren’t many performers like Folds. He has created his own genre and style out of thin air. It all starts with one guy and a piano and the ability to rock harder than almost any amplified heavy metal band. And then comes a talent for telling a story. One angry dwarf? In a single line, Folds creates a world.

If you’re a frequent traveler to Ashland, keep your eye on what’s happening at Britt. This was my first visit to this outdoor venue at the base of the mighty Siskiyou mountains. It’s only 15 miles from OSF, and a steady parade of big acts comes through all summer long.

This guy. Wild creativity and joy - live on stage. Ben Folds.
This guy. Wild creativity and joy – live on stage. Ben Folds.