Barry Manilow, Joe Walsh and More Set for Wolf Trap's August Performances
Wolf Trap has announced the following events for the week of August 13-19:
Monday, August 13, 2012 at 8 pm
$48 in-house, $30 lawn
Named one of Rolling Stone’s "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,"
singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Walsh performs at Wolf
Trap in support of his most recent solo album, Analog Man, which was
released in June of 2012. Walsh’s musical journey highlights lead
guitar gigs with various internationally renowned acts including The
James Gang, Barnstorm, The Eagles, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr
Band, as well as a thriving solo career that began in 1973. He was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 as a member of
The Eagles. Walsh has also experienced continued success as a producer
and sought-after session musician, and boasts performances with Eric
Clapton, Paul McCartney, David Grohl, and Bruce Springsteen.
Video: Joe Walsh – Funk #49 (Live)
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 8 pm
$42 in-house, $25 lawn
Texan singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group take the
Wolf Trap stage for an evening of country, folk, pop, and rock fusion.
His most recent album, Release Me (2012), is an eclectic compilation
of covers of his favorite songs by other influential artists. Though
typically identified as a country singer, Lovett stands out by
incorporating a wide range of popular musical genres into his original
compositions and interpretations. Lovett’s unique wit, lyricism, and
outstanding musicianship have garnered him critical praise and growing
appreciation from mainstream audiences. Since 1980, he has led a
highly successful solo career – having recorded 13 albums and received
four GRAMMY Awards.
Video: Lyle Lovett – If I Had A Boat (Live)
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm
$45 in-house, $25 lawn
GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter John Prine returns to Wolf Trap
after his last appearance in 2011. His latest album release, The
Singing Mailman Delivers (2011), features Prine’s earliest studio and
live recordings dating back to the beginning of his career in 1970.
From his humble days working as a mailman to being discovered as a
night performer in the Chicago club scene, John Prine remains true to
his country and folk roots through the poetry in his compositions.
Commonly referred to as a “songwriter’s songwriter,” Prine is vastly
admired in the music industry for his eloquent writing and inspiring
lyrics. Some of the prominent artists that have recorded his songs
include Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, The Everly Brothers, Kris
Kristofferson, and Carly Simon, among others.
Video: John Prine - In Spite of Ourselves (Live)
Versatile country singer Emmylou Harris performs at Wolf Trap for the
second consecutive summer, following her latest appearance to promote
her 2011 album, Hard Bargain. Harris’s career spans for over four
decades and it highlights her unparalleled talents as a soloist, duet
partner, and backing vocalist. She lived and performed in New York
City and Tennessee before relocating to the D.C. area, where she met
mentor and country icon Gram Parsons, a vital influence in her
development as an artist. Harris’s first solo debut, Pieces of the Sky
(1975), is a collection of covers that brought her five hit singles in
the country music charts. She also has collaborated with numerous
well-known artists including Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, Rodney Crowell,
Little Feat, and Neil Young. Harris was inducted into the Country
Music Hall of Fame in 2008. She has won 12 GRAMMY Awards and three
Country Music Association Awards.