Tonight, acoustically inclined folk-rocker Ari Hest brings his poignant and heartfelt songs to The Barns at Wolf Trap.
With his smoky, soothing voice and introspective lyrics, this acoustic singer-songwriter is internationally sought-after.
Hest discovered his love for writing and performing music as a student at NYU in the early 2000s. He booked his own shows and did all the promotions for his independent albums Come Home (2001) and Story After Story (2002).
In 2004 Columbia records released Someone to Tell, which included catchy hits such as “They’re On to Me.” However, Hest left the label soon after in order to preserve artistic control over his music.
You can hear Hest’s songs in TV shows like Private Practice and One Tree Hill and movies such as the critically regarded Dreamriders, which won numerous independent film awards.
After an extensive international tour in support of his 2011 album Sunset Over Hope Street, Hest began working on his sixth and latest album, 2012’s The Fire Plays.
“Since I began ten years ago until now there’s been a pretty big transformation, vocally and otherwise…I like the feeling of starting again with more confidence about what I’m doing and the music I’m creating.”—Hest
Ari Hest opens The Barns at Wolf Trap Winter/Spring 2013 season on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm.