Tom Principato is one of the most talented working blues musicians out there, and he's right here in our own backyard! Hailing from Falls Church, Virginia, Principato is a local legend, racking up 22 Wammie Awards and 2 GRAMMY nominations. He and his band just returned from a tour across Spain, where Principato says he loves the attentive and appreciative nature of European audiences. Principato gigs around the Mid-Atlantic region quite often, and last summer was Lynyrd Skynyrd's Special Guest at the Filene Center, but he hasn't been at The Barns in some time, so we're thrilled to welcome him back. He'll be hitting the stage this Thursday joined by some of the best local musicians, including Tommy Lepson. I chatted with the affable Principato briefly on the phone this past week as part of our "Ten Minutes with the Artist" series, and cut together this interview to help get you a bit more familiar with this Northern Virginia talent.
Tom Principato: The Wolf Trap Interview by Wolf_Trap