On Saturday night, Tommy Gann and Kim Pittinger return to the Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard stage for a second performance as part of the Songs, Stories and Gas Money concert series. Their show last year was a sell-out.
Gann, who spent his youth traveling the world as an Air Force brat, has tapped those experiences to build a decade-long career as a singer-songwriter creating works that range from soulful rock to contemporary pop. Over the past few years, Gann has been a frequent collaborator with songwriter Todd Wright and his team of talented artists at HalfKing Studio in Hamilton.
Since releasing a full-length CD, “Apartment Sessions,” in 2014, Gann been actively recording over the past year, resulting in the EP “Something Like Surrendering” and new singles released on online streaming platforms.
Gann is active on the local music scene with a weekly gig at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner and frequent solo shows on local stages.
Pittinger, whose powerful voice has been on full display each December as a member of Loudoun’s all-star Jingle Jam Band, is a frequent collaborator with both Wright and Gann, most recently performing a duet with Gann on Wright’s 2018 holiday album project “For Now Until,” by The Resolutions. She also contributed her songwriting talents to Wright’s 2018 “Year Of The Dog” release.
The Songs, Stories and Gas Money series was founded in 2015 artist and musician Stilson Greene and songwriter and guitarist Don Chapman. The performances are not a typical winery show where musicians can be relegated to background music as patrons visit with friends. Instead, the audience is focused entirely on the stagecraft—you’ll have to take your conversations outside. From the series’ launch, artists have embraced the concept, offering carefully creative set lists and often sharing very personal stories of their challenges and triumphs. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Future performances Andrew McKnight on Feb 9, Cal Everett on Feb 23, Mike Meadows on March 9 and Taylor Carson on March 30.
All shows will be from 8-10 pm. Doors open at 7 p.m. for first come seating. For tickets and details, go to thebarnsathamiltonstation.com.