Live Review: The Wood Brothers @ Wolf Trap — 6/8/19

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The Wood Brothers perform at Wolf Trap on June 8, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

An eclectic assembly of music fans were treated to a double-dose of incredible music one recent weekend evening in suburban DC as The Wood Brothers and Lake Street Dive co-headlined a summer season concert at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center.

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Live Review: Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Wolf Trap — 6/7/19

Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela perform at Wolf Trap on June 7, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)

The summer air dances before the solstice at Wolf Trap, thrumming with music, thick with humidity, a gentler crowd settling onto its lawns. In early June, as the sun sets and the scent of flowers still percolates on humid breezes, Wolf Trap finds its easiest sense of beauty.

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Live Review: The Secret Sisters @ Wolf Trap — 4/19/19

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The Secret Sisters (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)

I can’t think of a much better venue for folk music than The Barns at Wolf Trap. When you enter the 18th century structures, which were relocated from upstate New York, you are transported to a place that is much mental as it physical or geographical. And The Secret Sisters are perhaps the most fitting band to play there, as they did recently.

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Live Review: Mountain Man @ Wolf Trap — 3/29/19

Mountain Man Mountain Man performs at The Barns at Wolf Trap on March 29, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)

Sometimes, it’s easy to become disenchanted with the industry of music, its lab-grown, polished and cut stones. Have you ever taken a melon-sized rock and thrown it to the ground, its hidden crystals shining on the pavement? Like a little cave of beauty, for a moment, a second in time.

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Preview: Mountain Man @ Wolf Trap, 3/29/19

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Mountain Man (Photo courtesy Nonesuch Records)

In February, folk trio Mountain Man released a new digital single, covering John Denver! “We love John Denver so much we gave Alex his haircut, and recorded a few of his legendary tunes too,” the band says. Perhaps they will play the songs, “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and “Around and Around,” in their appearance at The Barns at Wolf Trap on Friday, March 29.

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