Barry Manilow, Joe Walsh and More Set for Wolf Trap's August Performances

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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:


Joe Walsh

Monday, August 13, 2012 at 8 pm

$48 in-house, $30 lawn

Joe Walsh

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)

Lyle Lovett

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 8 pm

$42 in-house, $25 lawn

Lyle Lovett

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)

John Prine
Emmylou Harris

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

$45 in-house, $25 lawn

John Prine

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)

Emmylou Harris

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.

Video: Emmylou Harris – Sweet Dreams (Live)

Barry Manilow

Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 8pm
Friday, August 17, 2012 at 8pm

Tickets: $35-$95

Barry Manilow

After almost two decades, Barry Manilow will once again grace the Wolf
Trap stage with his smooth voice and charming persona. Manilow’s
romantic ballads and lounge-pop classics have guaranteed him a leading
place in the adult contemporary music genre for over 30 years. In the
early ‘70s, Manilow served as Bette Midler’s pianist, arranger, and
musical director before landing his own record deal. Since then, the
legendary star has delivered 14 top 10 singles and over 30 albums,
with worldwide sales surpassing 80 million records. Manilow is the
recipient of three American Music Awards, two Emmys, and one GRAMMY,
among other recognitions. His most recent album, 15 Minutes (2011),
debuted in the top ten of Billboard’s Top 200. Manilow is currently a
headliner at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

Video: Barry Manilow - I Made It Through The Rain (Live)

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Special Guest:

Loudon Wainwright III

Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 8pm

$42 in-house, $25 lawn

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Multi-talented singer and activist Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to
Wolf Trap after her most recent appearance in 2010. Carpenter was born
in New Jersey but moved to Washington, D.C. as a teenager. She
performed regularly in D.C.’s nightclub music scene and eventually
secured a deal with Columbia Records in the ‘80s. The
singer/songwriter fuses country, folk, and rock with original material
and a distinctive style, which attracts a wide range of music
enthusiasts from all genres. Her unique alto voice, powerful lyrics
and charisma make her a favorite of critics and audiences alike. In
recent years, her writing has become more mature and introspective
focusing on social, political, and personal issues. Carpenter’s most
successful album to date, Come On Come On (1992), was certified
quadruple platinum in the U.S. She has received five GRAMMY Awards,
and is the only artist to win in the Best Female Country Vocal
Performance category for four consecutive years.

Video: Mary Chapin Carpenter – Down At The Twist And Shout

Loudon Wainwright III

Folk singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III brings wit, humor, and
great music to his upcoming performance at Wolf Trap. The North
Carolina native began his career in the ‘60s as a young musician
playing in folk clubs in Boston and New York. He eventually landed a
deal with Atlantic Records, which led to the release of his first
self-titled album, Loudon Wainwright III, in 1970. Wainwright’s
self-mocking style and candid tunes have developed a loyal following
among folk music fans. He won the GRAMMY for Best Traditional Folk
Album for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project in 2010.
Wainwright is also an accomplished actor having appeared in the TV
show M*A*S*H* and in films such as The Aviator, Big Fish, The
40-Year-Old Virgin, and Knocked Up, for which he also composed the
soundtrack.

Video: Loudon Wainwright III - Daughter

Alan Jackson

Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 8pm

$50 in-house, $35 lawn

Alan Jackson

Georgian country singer Alan Jackson makes his first appearance at
Wolf Trap in an exciting performance showcasing some of his biggest
hits, including Where Were You and Chatahoochee. His most recent
album, Thirty Miles West (2012), was recorded for his own label, Alan
Country Records, and it features the singles “Long Way to Go” and “So
You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore.” Jackson debuted in 1989 with the
album Here In The Real World, which launched his career as a country
superstar. He is widely known for his honky-tonk sound and classic
country boy image, which capture the essence of the country music
genre. Since the ‘90s, Jackson has recorded more than 15 albums,
earned 35 number 1 singles, and received numerous honors including 17
Academy of Country Music awards and two GRAMMY Awards.

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