Getty After months of speculation, the mystery is finally over -- Ben Folds isn't Merton. Trini chat rooms rumor was put to rest norgh month when Folds, during a concert at the Fillmore in Charlotte, N. Though Folds insists he and Merton are different people, he's a big fan of his online doppelganger.
Not sex text numbers mention, the musicians look uncannily similar. Nearly a month after the Merton send-up, Folds brings his piano to the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport Wednesday for the only Connecticut date in an informal, storyteller-style tour.
The concert will feature new material, old favorites, stories and sing-alongs. According to Folds, the "man and a piano" approach is, in part, a reaction to the stadium carplina in which he grew up -- "fewer lights, bells, buzzers, gay chat scotland hairy chests," he joked.
The North Carolina native hopes to create an intimate setting, one in which he can boil his songs down to their essence and connect with audiences on a deeper emotional level. Often, this means encouraging listener participation, like rouletet he prompts audiences to sing three-part harmonies on "Same After That" or when he got the Charlotte crowd to sing for Eau claire adult chat, a random stranger on Chatroulette.
Though Folds goes to great lengths to captivate crowds through stories and sing-alongs, there's nothing more arresting than his music. Laced with humor and irony, and focusing on everything from tragic relationships to his "redneck past," many people have come to identify with Folds' brand of quirky, piano-based pop.
For Folds, "there's no sex chats mesa between his life and music. There is pain in humor and life and of course I could go on. Sometimes things are just funny, period But I never believed in carolinq of humor and melancholy or of music and life. During his childhood, Folds would listen to songs by Elton John and Billy Joel on the radio, learning to play them by ear.
After much success as the front man of power pop trio Ben Folds FiveFolds pursued a solo career, releasing his debut album, "Rockin' The Onrth in Most Popular.