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Ralph Stanley, Steven Isserlis, Tom Chapin and More to Continue The Barns at Wolf Trap's Winter 2013 Season
The Barns at Wolf Trap's Winter Season Continues with a country living legend, two celebrated folk storytellers, and a pair of notable classical maestros. All shows are at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road Vienna, Virginia.
& The Clinch Mountain Boys
Wednesday, January 23 at 8 pm
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Legendary country singer Ralph Stanley returns to The Barns at Wolf Trap for the first time in over a decade along with his troupe, The Clinch Mountain Boys. Born and raised in Virginia, Stanley has navigated an epic music career of more than six decades. Early on, he formed The Stanley Brothers duo alongside his older brother Carter, with whom Stanley toured and recorded for 20 years. After his brother's untimely passing in 1966, Stanley decided to continue performing on his own with the support of the duo's band, known as The Clinch Mountain Boys. To this day, his successful solo efforts have made him a major force in the country and bluegrass worlds. His musical contributions have been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Heritage Award given by President Ronald Reagan (1984), a GRAMMY Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his rendition of "O Death" in the film O Brother Where Art Thou (2002), a Living Legend Award from the Library of Congress, and the National Medal of Arts given by President George W. Bush (2006).
Thursday, January 24 at 8 pm
Singer/songwriter and guitarist Livingston Taylor will again headline The Barns stage with his introspective lyrics and charming persona. While best known as a folk singer, Taylor incorporates a variety of styles in his original compositions, including pop, rock, gospel, and jazz music. His most recognizable hits include "I Will Be in Love with You," "I'll Come Running," "I Can Dream of You," and "Boatman." Taylor's musical journey began in the early '70s as a freelance performer in the Boston area. Since then, he has released 17 albums, maintained a busy performing schedule with an average of 80 shows per year, and collaborated with major artists, including his brother James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, and Jethro Tull.