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Mary Chapin Carpenter
Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a unique series of
intimate, acoustic performances this fall. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to
singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved
13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Carpenter will
be joined on stage by longtime friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John
Doyle (guitars, bouzouki).
Carpenter has spent
the past year performing alongside world-renowned orchestras since the release
of her debut orchestral album, Songs From the Movie (Zoë /Rounder), which was conducted and arranged by
six-time Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza. Carpenter’s world debut orchestral
concert took place on January 24 at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall alongside
the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In March, she performed two milestone
concerts at New York’s Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, conducted
by Mr. Mendoza, and was joined by special guests Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry
Douglas, Tift Merritt and Aoife O’Donovan.
Over the course of
her career, Carpenter has sold over 13 million records. With hits like
“Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy
Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music
awards for her vocals. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details
and the most universal.
Tift Merritt will be opening the show.