John Oates with Guthrie Trapp to take audiences behind the art of songwriting on February 3

John Oates and Guthrie Trapp will take to the VPAC stage on February 3.
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Did you know that the hit “Maneater” is actually a song about New York? Did you know that “Rich Girl” is actually about a type of fiduciary funding? John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist with seven albums of his own. Guthrie Trapp is one of Nashville’s most prominent guitar talents who brings a brilliant blend of musical influences to the stage.

On Thursday, February 3, enjoy An Evening of Songs and Stories with John Oates featuring Guthrie Trapp at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $48 and are available online at VilarPAC. org/john-oates-and-guthrie-trapp.

“I’m really looking forward to playing alongside super Nashville guitarist Guthrie Trapp…and bringing back the stories behind the songs,” Oates said.

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the American Songwriters Hall of Fame, Oates has received numerous awards and multiple Grammy nominations. Formed with Daryl Hall in the early 1970s, the duo recorded 21 albums which sold over 80 million units, making them the most successful duo in rock history. With songs from their catalog that have gone on to become worldwide phenomena including “You Make My Dreams”, “Out of Touch”, “Private Eyes”, “Maneater” and “Rich Girl”, to name a few. . Since embarking on a solo career in 1999, Oates has continued to tour the world performing.

“These will be fantastic evenings of music and stories,” Trapp said of his performances with Oates. “John and I are having fun on and off the stage and we can’t wait to share that energy with you all.”

Trapp is a versatile musician who crosses many 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 Grammy-winning “Mountain Soul 2.” On stage or in the studio, he has supported the world’s most talented and best-selling artists including Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Dolly Parton, Sam Bush, Lyle Lovett and many more.

An Evening of Songs and Stories with John Oates featuring Guthrie Trapp will present an eclectic mix of folk blues and mega hits embellished with behind-the-scenes stories that will give audiences a glimpse into the fascinating world of art and music. craftsmanship of the songwriter.

“Guthrie and I wanted to create a show where the audience feels like they’re sitting next to us in a setting as comfortable as a living room,” Oates said.

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