Kathy Mattea, the Grammy-winning Nashville hit-maker from the ’80s and ’90s, has since gone in a more folk and roots-driven direction, including covering classic coal-mining songs with the recent Coal. Mattea returns to the area for a concert presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society. Saturday, March 1, at 8 p.m. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. Tickets are $35. Call 202-408-3100 or visit wpas.org.