The Barns at Wolf Trap’s 2014-2015 Season: Calendar of Events, January and February

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Calendar of Events: January and February 2015

Tickets for The Barns at Wolf Trap’s 2014-2015 Season:


Online:                          By phone: 1.877.WOLFTRAP             In person: The Barns Box Office
1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182

January 2015 at The Barns at Wolf Trap

Dobet Gnahoré
Thursday, January 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $25-$30

Discover delicate ballads and vivacious African grooves from this Grammy-winning vocalist, percussionist, and dancer praised as one of contemporary African music’s most charismatic talents.


The Ying Quartet
Chamber Music at The Barns 
Friday, January 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $35

The Ying Quartet excels in performances “as close to the ideal as possible, delivering chamber music of astonishing, refreshing exaltation and exhilaration.” (L.A. Times)


Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra 
Thursday, January 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $25-$27

A rare solo show by the frontman and songwriting mastermind of alt-rock band Better Than Ezra, who has written for Train, Sugarland, James Blunt, Howie Day, Missy Higgins, Blondie, and more.
The Iguanas
General Admission Dance
Friday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $25

These Bourbon Street party-starters mix New Orleans jazz, R&B soul, and traditional Mexican melodies to cook up their eclectic musical gumbo.


Livingston Taylor 
Saturday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $25

Lauded for his “intimate and laid-back musical approach” (, this timeless singer/songwriter is treasured for his warm demeanor and well-crafted folk/pop songs like “I’ll Come Running.”


Dave Mason
Traffic Jam
Wednesday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $45

This prolific guitarist and former frontman of the legendary English band Traffic has rocked out with Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison and more throughout his illustrious career.


Canellakis-Brown Duo 
Chamber Music at The Barns                                               
Friday, January 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $35

Hailed as “a pair of adventurous young talents” (Time Out New York), the Canellakis-Brown Duo captivates audiences with its superb musicianship and thrilling performances.


Ari Hest
Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $25

This heartfelt acoustic singer/songwriter channels “poignant, acoustic reverie” (USA Today) with his smoky, soothing voice and introspective lyrics.

Laura Benanti
Sunday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $40

Broadway and ABC Nashville star praised for her “birght, full soprano” blends theatre classics with pop music, original works, and her brilliant, down-to-earth humor. (The New York Times)


Jonathan Edwards
Thursday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $25

Champion of the acoustic guitar, this vibrant singer/songwriter spreads “Sunshine” through earnest songs, feel good folk, and heartfelt Americana.


San Fermin
Friday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $22

Experience exhilarating Baroque pop and indie music from these young talents whose sound is hailed as “gloriously complex.” (The Telegraph)


Schooner Fare
Saturday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $27-$32

Maine’s premier folk duo presents an exuberant mix of original folk songs, country ballads, and maritime masterpieces laced with “Down East” humor.


February 2015 at The Barns at Wolf Trap

International Guitar Night

Featuring: Brian Gore, Andrew York, Diego Figueiredo, and Maneli Jamal
Wednesday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $25-$27

A night of international guitar virtuosos.


The Montrose Trio
Chamber Music at The Barns
Friday, February 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $35

Accomplished soloists and chamber musicians Jon Kimura Parker, Martin Beaver, and Clive Greensmith join forces to create a new piano trio.


BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
General Admission Dance
Saturday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $27

Led by fiddler Michael Doucet, this Grammy-winning ensemble combines zydeco, Caribbean calypso, and traditional Louisiana folk music for an irresistible Cajun mix.


Friday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $25-$28

Hailed by The Washington Post  as “one of the world’s finest Celtic-folk ensembles,” this quintet’s diverse repertoire includes innovative original songs as well as Irish classics.


Edwin McCain
Wednesday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $30

Dubbed “the great American romantic” by The New York Times, this platinum-selling alt-rocker performs ballads like “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask for More” along with fresh new songs.


Friday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $25-$30

With songs ranging from ancient chants to contemporary Hawaiian tunes, it’s no wonder the L.A. Times calls HAPA’s music “beautiful, fragile, spiritual, and powerful” all at once.


Bettye LaVette
Tuesday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $45-$48

Dubbed the “High Priestess of R&B,” this sizzling soul singer turns up the heat with her soaring voice that made “My Man – He’s a Lovin’ Man” a Top 10 hit. (The Huffington Post)


Kat Edmonson
With special guest Robert Ellis
Wednesday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $25-$30

Float away on the sweet, jazzy vocals of this singer/songwriter cherished for her vintage pop and “timeless-sounding voice.” (NPR)


John Eaton
Tommy Cecil, Bass
Friday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $25-$27

Renowned pianist, vocalist, musicologist, and humorist delivers rendition of cherished American songs.


Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Saturday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $24

Join these New Orleans “hot purveyors of funk,” (Miami New Times) for urban funk electrified b y distinctive trombone riffs and rhythmic, jazzy beats.


The most up-to-date information on artists, performances and ticket availability may be found on Wolf Trap’s website,


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