Thursday, March 14, 2013
Tonight at The Barns: Tom Paxton
Tonight at The Barns is folk guitarist Tom Paxton.
A New Yorker by way of Chicago and Oklahoma, Tom Paxton became an icon of the 1960s Greenwich Village music scene whose appearance at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival established him as a stalwart of the folk revival.
Paxton has written and sung about the love of family, friends, and country. In his 2008 release, Comedians & Angels, he helps people laugh at the foibles of society, culture, government, and themselves.
In 2011, actor and singer/songwriter Tim Grimm released an album of Tom Paxton covers called Thank You Tom Paxton!
The GRAMMY awards have recognized Paxton with four nominations and a Lifetime Achievement Award in the last decade, speaking to the relevance of his latest material, which is as socially conscious and challenging as ever.
“[Paxton’s] hits like 'The Last Thing On My Mind,' 'Bottle of Wine,' 'Ramblin' Boy,' 'The Marvelous Toy,' and 'Going to the Zoo'...transcended the genre and took root in America's imagination.”—Chicago Sun-Times
Don't miss Tom Paxton at The Barns tonight Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8 pm.