Ben Folds performs at the White House for Michelle Obama on Mother’s Day – watch

The performance was for the annual Mother's Day Tea event for mothers of military families

Ben Folds delivered a special piano-led performance at the White House recently for America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Obama and Jill Biden (wife of US Vice President Joe Biden) hosted the annual Mother’s Day Tea for mothers of military families. The event in question took place last Friday (May 8), with Folds performing at the White House for the special occasion. The musician performed ‘Zak & Sara’, ‘Gracie’ and ‘The Luckiest’. Watch footage below at the one hour 16 minute mark.

American singer-songwriter and record producer, Folds last released an album in 2012 in the form of ‘The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind’ with the Ben Folds Five. He will release a collaborative album called ‘So There’ with New York instrumental outfit yMusic later this year.


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