Beginning with the Bill Frisell Trio tonight and Chuck Brown tomorrow, the next 10 days of performances at The Barns at Wolf Trap represent one of the best runs of live music offered anywhere in the D.C. metro area.
Frisell's show is 100% sold out, but if you're interested in learning more about this truly one-of-a-kind artist whose jazzy, jammy compositions stretch across the broadest reaches of folk, Americana, jazz, rock, and blues, check out Sriram Gopal's preview in the arts and event section of DCist. It contains some great excerpts from Frisell about how he achieved his level of musicianship and how he developed his inimitable sound.
Tomorrow night - the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown! Only 9 tickets left for public sale! If you need additional incentive to come see this massive talent who has spanned a 5 decade career as the sole pioneer of the Go-Go genre, check out my Q&A with Chuck contained within last Tuesday's post.
4/11 - A Tribute to Allen Toussaint. If you've never been to one of our tribute shows, NOW is the time. Experience Toussaint covers from some of the best local bands on the scene.
4/17 & 4/18 - Barrage. I'll venture a guess that this is probably nothing like you're ever seen before. Picture a drummer, a bassist, and a guitarist, and then throw in a cast of six violinists/vocalists who incorporate extensive dance routines and movement providing a incomparable visual element to each song. Not exactly your typical stage show.
4/19 - Tim O'Brien. Many of you may know him as the founder of Hot Rize, one of the most innovative and recognizable bluegrass groups of the 80s and 90s. Since the band's dissipation, he's maintained a highly successful solo career with 14 releases to his name. His latest record, Chameleon, is comprised of 16 original songs that feature O'Brien wielding a different instrument on each track. On a personal level, he is one of my favorite musicians and I couldn't be more excited about his pending gig.
Some amazing options at your fingertips. Don't miss out!