Sit back and experience a once in-a-lifetime intimate musical concert by John Oates along with Nashville Super Guitarist Guthrie Trapp as they perform an eclectic blend of blues folk and mega hits. Enhanced with behind-the-scenes stories, the audience will get a glimpse into the fascinating world of the songwriter’s art and craft. They will be visiting the Mahaffey Theater January 19th at 8 p.m.
“Guthrie and I wanted to create a show in which the audience feels like they are sitting alongside us in a setting that feels as comfortable as a living room,” commented Oates. “It’s a true joy to perform alongside the amazing Guthrie Trapp and bring the stories behind the songs to the concert stage.”
As one-half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist, John Oates has recorded seven solo albums, authored the best-selling memoir “Change of Seasons,” and released a DVD docu-concert titled “Another Good Road.” Oates curated and produced the 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival which was held at the Wheeler Opera House from 2010 to 2012 and featured an impressive list of performers including: Allen Toussaint, Keb Mo, Kenny Loggins, Sam Bush, Shawn Colvin, Matt Nathanson, Bob Scheneider, J.D. Souther, Carrie Rodriguez, Jimmy Wayne, Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs), David Bromberg, Tift Merritt, and the comedy duo Garfunkle and Oates.
Guthrie Trapp is one of Nashville’s preeminent guitar talents; a versatile musician who crosses country, blues, Latin, reggae, jazz, rock and experimental genres with ease, taste, and authenticity. For several years he worked with revered country artist Patty Loveless, appearing on two studio albums with her including the Grammy-winning “Mountain Soul 2.” Onstage or in the studio, Trapp has supported the world’s most talented and best-selling artists including Garth Brooks, John Oates, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton, Tim O’Brien, Delbert McClinton, Randy Travis, George Jones, Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs, Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash, “Cowboy” Jack Clement and many others.
Tickets for this performance are on sale now and can be purchased online through Ticketmaster, by calling Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts at (727) 300-2000, or by visiting our Box Office. Box Office hours and more information on this performance can be found at TheMahaffey.com.
About the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, the world class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists, and performances – pop, rock, comedy, theater, dance, classical and interactive engagements, and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums.
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