Crystal Bowersox, Red Molly and Brentano Quartet Come to The Barns at Wolf Trap, 3/26-28
All shows play at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8 pm
Former American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox has managed to gain more than the traditional 15 minutes of fame by having a voice that crosses the territories of blues, country, folk, and rock. Since the television show, she has had the honor of performing with music icons such as Harry Connick, Jr., Alanis Morissette, and B.B. King and has been praised by The Washington Post for having "a voice incapable of artifice." Bowersox last year released her sophomore record, All That for This, on which she demonstrates a touching maturity and profundity in her original songs-one of which is "Stitches," a duet with The Wallflowers' Jakob Dylan. "Bowersox expertly works the territory between folk and country...her best moments are...subtle, with a touch of twang and fragility."-The Chicago Tribune
Video: Crystal Bowersox - "Me and Bobby McGee"
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 8 pm
The Americana trio Red Molly has appeared across the country in folk festivals such as Telluride Americana Music Fest, MerleFest, and RockyGrass. The group has an eclectic repertoire that includes bluegrass-infused ballads and jazzy Western swing numbers, and has been hailed by The Boston Globe for its "crystalline vocals and caramel harmonies." Laurie MacAllister (banjo, bass), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo), and Carolann Solebello (guitar, bass) formed Red Molly in 2004 in New York City. In 2010, Solebello stepped down and Austin, Texas-based vocalist Molly Venter (guitar) joined the group. Light in the Sky, the group's 2011 album, remained on the Americana Music Association's Top 40 radio chart for 20 weeks and was named Folk DJ's No. 3 Top Album of 2012. The group plans to release a new album in 2014.