The Barns at Wolf Trap To Present Folk-Rock Veterans & Flecktone Harmonic Jazz, 11/14 - 11/16
The Barns at Wolf Trap will present two evenings with famed Folk-Rock veterans, plus an Eclectic Harmonic Jazz Performance from a Flecktone. First, The Barns at Wolf Trap presents Karla Bonoff & Steve Forbert performing on Wednesday, November 14 at 8 pm and Thursday, November 15 at 8 pm. Tickets are priced at $27.
Acclaimed songwriter and performer Karla Bonoff returns to The Barns at Wolf Trap for the first time in three years. A veteran of the folk-rock music scene, Bonoff found her greatest success with the 1982 single “Personally,” and recorded songs for major motion-pictures including “Somebody’s Eyes,” which was featured on the original 1984 Footloose soundtrack. In addition to her success as a recording artist, Bonoff has written numerous songs for notable musicians such as Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd, and her long-time friend and collaborator Linda Ronstadt. Bonoff is also known for her role in the low-key folk-rock supergroup Bryndle. Originally founded in 1960, Bryndle has since reunited in the 1990s, released two albums, and intermittently toured with great success in the United States and Japan. Bonoff’s latest release was 2007’s Live, a double-disc showcase of her live shows, which have been shaped and refined over years of touring and performing.
The well-traveled and ever-active American folk musician Steve Forbert brings his lyrically potent and introspective songs back to The Barns at Wolf Trap for the first time since 2007. Forbert is best known for “Romeo’s Tune,” the hit single off of his second album, Jackrabbit Slim. Twelve albums and nearly 35 years later, he is touring in support of his newest LP, Over With You, released in September 2012. The album follows Forbert’s traditional minimalistic style, musically sparse with greater emphasis on lyrics. The album features support from an impressive group of musicians, including Ben Solle, Jason Yates, Michael Jerome, and the internationally popular Ben Harper, who lent his skills as a guitarist on three separate tracks.
Check out this video of Steve Forbert's The Sweet Love That You Give here.
After these evenings of wonderful folk music, The Barns at Wolf Trap presents The Flecktones's Howard Levy with Chris Siebold on Friday, November 16 at 8 pm. Tickets are priced at $25.
Multiple GRAMMY Award-winner Howard Levy is a recognized master of the diatonic harmonica, and a superb pianist and composer, in addition to success as a recording artist, bandleader, teacher, and producer. Wolf Trap welcomes him back to The Barns for the first time in nearly 25 years. An eclectic and prominent musician, Levy has worked with myriad bands across various genres and has appeared on hundreds of CDs, including those of Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Paquito D’Rivera, Styx, Donald Fagen, and Paul Simon. His most notable collaboration, however, was as a founding member in Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, a widely followed jazz-fusion bluegrass band that rose to popularity in the early ‘90s. Levy earned a GRAMMY Award for his recent work with the group in 2012, winning Best Instrumental Composition for the song “Life at Eleven.” He has also received great acclaim for his work as a solo artist and leader of the Latin-jazz group Chévere de Chicago, having released albums for both projects on his own label, Balkan Samba Records.