Gin Blossoms, Christopher Cross and More to Perform at Wolf Trap, 1/16
The Barns At Wolf Trap Welcomes a Chart-Topping Pop-Rock Band, Four Virtuoso Acoustic Guitarists, and an Award-Winning Soft-Rock Singer. All shows are at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182.
Wednesday, January 16 at 8 pm
American pop-rock icons Gin Blossoms return to Wolf Trap for their first appearance at The Barns. The Arizona-brewed band began performing together in 1987 and quickly gained recognition as one of the best live acts in the area. This local success was followed by their major label debut album in 1991, New Miserable Experience, which was packed with various chart-topping singles, including "Hey Jealousy," and "Found Out About You." The band also released another mainstream album, Congratulations I'm Sorry (1996), before disbanding in 1997. Gin Blossoms reunited five years later and began work on the critically acclaimed record Major Lodge Victory (2006). The band's current lineup features Robin Wilson (lead vocals), Jesse Valenzuela (guitar), Bill Leen (bass), and Scott Johnson (guitar). Their latest album, No Chocolate Cake (2010), debuted at no. 73 on the Billboard 200 chart.
International Guitar Night
Thursday, January 17 at 8 pm
Back for the second year in a row, International Guitar Night (IGN) will once again bring an astounding group of innovative acoustic guitarists to The Barns At Wolf Trap stage. Since it began in 1995, the celebrated festival features a new cast of highly gifted guitarists on every tour, showcasing the palpable virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. This year's Stellar lineup includes Scotland's Martin Taylor, Solorazaf from Madagascar, Celso Machado from Canada via Brazil, and IGN founder Brian Gore. The artists will perform in solos, duets, and quartets, combining their abilities to master the classical, jazz, contemporary, and world music genres.