March 13, 2014
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The Barns at Wolf Trap Welcomes Simon Townshend, Al Stewart,
and The Second City
All Shows at The Barns at Wolf Trap
1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 8 pm
Hailing from one of England’s most musically acclaimed families, Simon Townshend—younger brother of Pete—began his career at age nine when he recorded the backing vocals for The Who’s rock opera Tommy. He has toured with The Who as a guitarist and vocalist since 1996, playing sold out shows worldwide, including the 2010 Super Bowl and 2012 London Olympics. Townshend’s latest solo album, Looking Out Looking In, was described by Guitar Magazine as “a cut above…melodic, edgy, and creative.” He will be releasing a new album, DENIAL, on April 1, 2014, on his own STIR Music label.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 8 pm
British folk revival artist Al Stewart is beloved for notable rock hits like “Time Passages” and “Year of the Cat.” He has released 25 records since he began playing guitar in his teens. In 1976 Stewart put forth his breakthrough album Year of the Cat, which featured two Top 20 hits: the album’s title song and “On the Border.” Sparks of Ancient Light, Stewart’s 2008 album, was praised by AllMusic.com for showcasing “what have always been Stewart’s principal strengths—pleasant haunting melodies, mellifluous vocals, accomplished folk guitar work, and literate, historical-minded lyrics.”
Video: Al Stewart – “Time Passages”
The Second City
Happily Ever Laughter
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Chicago’s legendary improv troupe The Second City serves up an uproarious revue of sketches and songs, playing off everything from celebrities to the morning headlines in a show that is “guaranteed to make you laugh”(Catey Sullivan, Chicago Theater Beat). The Second City has been leaving audiences in stitches for more than 50 years and today has 11 full-time touring ensembles and resident theatres in Chicago and Toronto. Happily Ever Laughter presents an evening of smart, cutting-edge comedy that draws on classic material from The Second City archives as well as current events. Many of the troupe’s alums (including Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Chris Farley, and Jason Sudeikis) have gone on to star in Saturday Night Live and in popular films.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 1.877.WOLFTRAP or online at wolftrap.org.
For more information, call The Barns at Wolf Trap at 703.938.2404 or our general information line at 703.255.1900.