The Barns at Wolf Trap: March 13-March 16

Winter isn't over and neither is the season at The Barns at Wolf Trap. Paul Thorn, Tom Paxton and more  extend the winter season. Photo: Courtesy of The Wolf Trap

VIENNA, Virginia, February 22, 2013 — Spring is just a few weeks away and while most outdoor venues are quiet and neatly packed away until then, Wolf Trap is extending its winter season. Wolf Trap’s outdoor Feline Center does not open for several weeks, but the indoor venue down the road, the Barns, is as lively as ever with three more shows added to the already spectacular line-up to extend the Winter season.

Upcomming Wolf Trap performances are an eclectic mix ranging from folk to pop to classical to jazz:

Paul Thorn, Wednesday, March 13 at 8 pm, $24.  Former boxer turned bluesy rocker Paul Thorn returns to The Barns at Wolf Trap with his gritty vocals and powerful Southern beats. Thorn’s latest album What The Hell Is Goin’ On (2012) earned the No. 12 spot on Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Albums of 2012. The hit record covers songs by some of his favorite musicians, including Allen Toussaint, Lindsey Buckingham, Buddy Miller, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.

What The Hell is Goin’ On trails his widely successful record Pimps and Preachers (2010), which peaked at the No.12 spot on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart. Thorn is known for his soulful, gospel flavor, which pays tribute to his father, a Pentecostal minister, and his religious upbringing. When not making music, Thorn dedicates himself to overseeing the operations of his self-launched record label Perpetual Obscurity Records.

Video: Paul Thorn – What The Hell Is Goin’ On

Tom Paxton, Thursday, March 14 at 8 pm, $24.  Folk singer/songwriter Tom Paxton will headline The Barns, showcasing his insightful lyrics and earnest tunes. Hailing from the Greenwich Village scene in New York City, Paxton has been making music for over 50 years. His lyrical works address social injustices, make light of pop culture, and celebrate interpersonal relationships.

Paxton’s versatile style and musicianship have earned him GRAMMY nominations for the albums Looking for the Moon (2003), Live in the U.K. (2006), and Comedians and Angels (2007), and for his children’s album Your Shoes, My Shoes (2002). His extensive musical career was recognized in 2009 with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award. Popular hits that define Paxton’s career include “The Last Thing on my Mind,” “Bottle of Wine,” “Ramblin’ Boy,” “The Marvelous Toy,” and “Going to the Zoo.”  

Video: Tom Paxton – Bottle of Wine

Chatham Baroque
 The Discovery Series, Friday, March 15 at 8 pm, $35.  Described by The Washington Post as “musically impeccable,” Pittsburgh-based chamber music ensemble Chatham Baroque arrives at The Barns at Wolf Trap to perform vibrant renditions of 17th and 18th century arrangements.

Currently in residence at Cavalry Episcopal Church, the ensemble strives to make classical music more relatable and accessible to today’s music lovers by presenting lively performances, sometimes incorporating elements of jazz.

Playing the violin, viola, theorbo, and guitar, the trio has released eight albums interpreting pieces from late-Renaissance and Baroque period composers, such as Giovanni Kapsperger, Henry Purcell, and Nicola Matteis.

In the past, the trio has toured to the Virgin Islands, South America, Canada, and Mexico and collaborated with The Pittsburgh Opera, Attack Theatre, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Renaissance & Baroque.

BandHouse Gigs ’
Tribute to Chrissie Hynde 
& The Pretenders, Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 pm, $25.  Bethesda-based BandHouse Gigs joins forces with 35 local musicians to recreate the music of ’70s rock legends Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders in a show-stopping performance at The Barns at Wolf Trap.

Celebrated for organizing benefit concerts that pay homage to iconic music movements and artists, BandHouse Gigs gathers local and regional acts to produce one-of-a-kind concerts. Recently, the nonprofit’s 2008 album A BandHouse Tribute to Nick Lowe, recorded at The Barns at Wolf Trap, was awarded Roots Rock Album of the Year by the Washington Area Music Awards. Since their first tribute to Nils Lofgren in a collective show at Strathmore in 2004, BandHouse Gigs has presented music from Woodstock, the British Invasion, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young, among others.

Video: BandHouse Gigs – Woodstock Tribute

Tickets can be purchased by calling 1(877) WOLFTRAP; or online at
For more information, call The Barns at Wolf Trap at (703) 938-2404 or our general information line at (703) 255-1900.


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All shows are at
The Barns at Wolf Trap 
1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

 Directions to The Barns at Wolf Trap 

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The Barns at Wolf Trap 
1635 Trap Road | Vienna, Virginia 22182 

When to Arrive for Barns Performances 
The bar at The Barns at Wolf Trap opens 90 minutes prior to each performance, and patrons may be seated 30 minutes before the show.

From the Capital Beltway (495) 
Take exit 45 to Route 267 West (Dulles Toll Road), follow signs to local exits, pay a $1.50 toll, and exit at the Wolf Trap ramp. Make a U-turn at the Filene Center, drive 1/4 mile. The Barns and the Center for Education will be on the left.

From Interstate 66 Westbound 
Take exit 67 to Route 267 (Dulles Toll Road), follow signs for local exits, pay a $1.50 toll, and exit at the Wolf Trap ramp. Make a U-turn at the Filene Center, drive 1/4 mile. The Barns and the Center for Education will be on the left.

From Interstate 66 Eastbound 
Take the Capital Beltway (495) North to exit 45 onto Route 267 (Dulles Toll Road). Follow signs to local exits, pay a $1.50 toll, and exit at the Wolf Trap ramp. Make a U-turn at the Filene Center, drive 1/4 mile. The Barns and the Center for Education will be on the left.

From Route 7 West-bound (toward Leesburg) 
Turn left on Towlston Road, drive 1 1/4 miles. The Barns and the Center for Education will be on the left.

From Route 267 East-bound 
Take exit 16 onto Route 7 West. Proceed 1 1/2 miles and turn left on Towlston Road. Drive 1 1/4 miles. The Barns and the Center for Education will be on the left.

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