Our 10AM video posts this week will feature artists set to perform at Bonnaroo.
This past Saturday at Mountain Jam, the Ben Folds Five returned to the touring circuit nearly 12 years after the trio parted ways in 2000. While the Chapel Hill-based band did get together for a one-off gig in 2008, the Mountain Jam set was only the beginning of a reunion that will see the release of an as of yet untitled album in September and a worldwide tour that is expected to last until 2013.
Folds, bassist Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee didn’t miss a beat at their first show back and displayed why they were known as a formidable live act in their day. The 18-song set touched on material from all three of the group’s proper studio albums – 1995′s self-titled debut, 1997′s Whatever and Even Amen and 1999′s The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. Thanks to YouTuber PianoBrad, here’s a playlist containing 12 tunes from Ben Folds Five’s Mountain Jam performance…
Jackson Cannery, Theme From Dr. Pyser, Fair, Selfless Cold & Composed, Army, Kate, Alice Childress, Song for the Dumped, Narcolepsy, Improv, Underground, One Angry Dwarf & 200 Solemn Faces
You can catch the Ben Folds Five at Bonnaroo’s Which Stage on Sunday starting at 4:30PM.