13 new ones, all listed here! This particular installment includes a nice blend of exciting debuts, longtime Wolf Trap friends/performers, and D.C. area faves.
Since my tastes tend to sway towards pop/indie-rock and alt-country, shows that carry a particular swagger for me include:
Ryan Bingham, who co-wrote (with T-Bone Burnett) the 2010 Academy Award selection for Best Original Song from the film, Crazy Heart. A 28 year old former rodeo bull rider, Bingham will open for alt-country legned Lyle Lovett.
John Butler Trio, Australia’s most successful independent band, will play alongside State Radio with their socially and politically conscious roots-reggae anthems led by Chicoree Stokes, former frontman for the disbanded Dispatch.
Rodrigo y Gabriela, the fast-fingered flamenco-rock duo whose new album is a personal “gracias” to 11 influential musicians, both past and present, who have inspired them along the way.
The recently re-united Crowded House, performing their ’80s pop hits, and selections from their newly released album, Time on Earth.
Tickets for this batch of shows will go on sale to the general public on April 10 at 10am via the Wolf Trap Box Office located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia; by calling 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at http://www.wolftrap.org/