Growing up amongst a family of musicians Ari Hest wasn’t pressured to follow in his mother’s or father’s footsteps. He took piano lessons as a child but really didn’t follow through more content with picking up a baseball mitt than playing an instrument. That’s not too unfamiliar a story I guess, more so than not most musicians start taking their career more seriously as a young adult than as a child. Still it was with this creative background it was inevitable Ari Hest’s talent shine and destiny take its course. It was destiny that brought him to a Saturday night engagement at The Barns at Wolf Trap and all those in attendance were the beneficiaries.