|2003_VA_Wolf_TrapR_030814||8||VA -- Vienna -- Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts -- Reception for "Barber of Seville" opera|
Once a year, Wolf Trap lets me come to a free performance and throws in a wonderful dinner. This was the first (and probably only) opera I'd seen. It was pleasant and the stage was nicely done but I preferred the cartoon more. I enjoyed the backstage meet and greet with some of the stars though.
|2005_VA_CSN_050813||28||Wolf Trap -- Crosby, Stills & Nash|
|2003_VA_Doobies_030630||5||Wolf Trap -- Doobie Brothers|
The Doobie Brothers have been through a number of staff changes. Personally, the songs I remember most by them were sung by Michael McDonald who I saw solo in Nashville maybe six years before -- he's no longer with the band. They currently consist of Tom Johnston (guitar/vocals), Patrick Simmons...
|2001_VA_Huey_Lewis_010805||1||Wolf Trap -- Huey Lewis|
I happened to have my camera with me because of the donor event and I decided to snap a shot at the end of the performance. This was the first concert at Wolf Trap I'd tried this with other than Vince Gill the previous year. In theory, you're never allowed to take pictures (Wolf Trap policy) but if...
|2006_VA_Ian_Anderson_060726||35||Wolf Trap -- Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) w/orchestra|
|2003_VA_Firstman_030701||3||Wolf Trap -- Joe Firstman|
Joe was Sheryl Crow's opening act. I wasn't expecting much but he was damned good! Afterward, he was signing copies of his EP "Wives Tales" (which they charged all of $5 for) and that's where these pictures were taken.
|2003_VA_Loggins_030721||2||Wolf Trap -- Kenny Loggins|
This was a wonderful concert. He didn't look like I remembered him but he sang well and enjoyed himself as much as we did. He even had couches and such on the stage that he used and for a number of songs sat on the edge of the stage with his feet dangling in the pit.
|2005_VA_MCC_050609||11||Wolf Trap -- Mary Chapin Carpenter|
|2003_VA_Meat_Loaf_030907||2||Wolf Trap -- Meat Loaf|
This was a concert that allowed photography and, stupidly, I didn't ask in advance. It's weird because there's always a policy of no photographs but most performers really don't care. But if you follow the rules, you don't do anything...
|1999_VA_PPM_990806||17||Wolf Trap -- Peter, Paul and Mary|
I invited a friend Karen. Also shown here is Terre Jones, who was Wolf Trap president and CEO at the time, and Ted Davis who handled catered events there.
|2007_VA_Sam_Yahel_070607||1||Wolf Trap -- Sam Yahel Organ Trio|
This was the opening act for Steely Dan.
|2003_VA_Crow_030701||2||Wolf Trap -- Sheryl Crow|
Sheryl had been a backup singer for a number of superstars before finally getting her own album together. Before it could be released, she decided to drop it since it didn't reflect the sound she wanted. She figured that this was the end of her career and, after a bought of depression, joined a group of...
|2007_VA_Steely_Dan_070607||42||Wolf Trap -- Steely Dan|
|2003_VA_Tritt_030821||6||Wolf Trap -- Travis Tritt|
Tritt gave a good performance and you were allowed to take photographs (which made me wish I'd brought a better camera). He did a tribute to his friend Merle Haggard who had died recently. At one point, he sang "Sweet Home Alabama," which has become a redneck anthem. (Keep in mind that Neil Young wrote...
|1998_VA_Gill_980830||11||Wolf Trap -- Vince Gill and Chely Wright|
|1998_VA_Arlo_981113||4||Wolf Trap @ The Barns -- Arlo Guthrie|
|2007_VA_JDaniels_070202||29||Wolf Trap @ The Barns -- Jeff Daniels|
Jeff Daniels: Multitalented actor Jeff Daniels breaks out 30 years worth of original, nostalgic guitar melodies and hysterical anecdotes in his Barns singing debut.
|2008_VA_JDaniels_080202||45||Wolf Trap @ The Barns -- Jeff Daniels|
This well-known actor enchants audiences with his guitar mastery and original, side-splitting lyrics.