Elvis Costello's Americana Dream (And Other Wolf Trap Bookings)

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As part of its upcoming summer season, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts has booked Elvis Costello, the British musical shape-shifter who is apparently planning to spend much of 2009 getting in touch with his inner-Appalachian.

His newest project, Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes, is an all-star country-bluegrass band that seems to be mining the same, rich, rootsy musical hills where Robert Plant and Alison Krauss struck gold together. The band even includes Plant-Krauss sidemen Stuart Duncan and Dennis Crouch (along with Jerry Douglas, the Dobro ace who has played with Krauss for more than a decade in Union Station) and has as its producer T Bone Burnett, who guided Plant and Krauss to a big Grammy haul with their "Raising Sand" album.

Costello and the Sugarcanes, who perform at Wolf Trap on June 11, are among the highlights on the venue's summer season schedule announced today.

Full story about the schedule is here.

See the entire pop-music portion of the summer schedule after the jump.

Wolf Trap's 2009 summer concert schedule:

5/31: Buddy Miller with Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin and Shawn Colvin
6/5: John Prine, Steve Earle
6/6: David Byrne's "The Music of David Byrne & Brian Eno"
6/7: Louisiana Swamp Romp with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tab Benoit, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys and Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie
6/8: Celtic Woman
6/9: Pink Martini
6/10: Indigo Girls
6/11: Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes
6/12: Gipsy Kings
6/14: The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show starring the Drifters, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, the Contours featuring Sylvester Potts, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, the Clovers featuring Harold Winley, Randy & the Rainbows featuring Randy Safuto, the Marcels, the Edsels and the Blue Suede Orchestra
6/17: Diana Krall
6/18: Huey Lewis & the News
6/19-20 : RAIN--A Tribute to the Beatles
6/21: Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi
6/23: Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs
6/24: Regeneration Tour 2009 with ABC, Terri Nunn & Berlin, Wang Chung, Heaven 17, Cutting Crew
6/25: Doobie Brothers
7/1: Reggae Fest
7/2: Tony Bennett
7/9: LeAnn Rimes with the National Symphony Orchestra
7/15: Joe Cocker
7/22: Jackson Browne
7/26: Gordon Lightfoot
7/28: Mamma Mia sings Abba
7/29: Tom Jones
8/2: Daryl Hall & John Oates
8/4: Blondie, Pat Benatar
8/8: The B-52s
8/9: Johnny Mathis
8/11: Hippiefest: A Concert for Peace & Love featuring Mountain, Chuck Negron, Flo & Eddie of the Turtles, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, Badfinger
8/14: Crosby, Stills & Nash
8/15: The Temptations, Four Tops
8/16: Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band
8/20: Steve Miller Band
8/22: Peter, Paul & Mary
8/23: The Beach Boys
8/26: Loggins & Messina, the Gabe Dixon Trio
8/30: B.B. King

By J. Freedom du Lac |  March 23, 2009; 1:08 PM ET Concerts , Girls In Their Summer Clothes , Schedules
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I always liked Wolf Trap. I remember Doc Watson playin' away. Good stuff.

Posted by: virgin12 | March 24, 2009 9:57 AM

Unless they only announced it to the Post, the Wolf Trap website doesn't list Reggae Fest on July 1.

Posted by: dr_klahn | March 24, 2009 12:27 PM

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