Mary Chapin Carpenter announces UK dates, new album

The new album from Mary Chapin Carpenter (no relation to Karen or Jesus) ‘Sometimes Just The Sky’, will be released March 30th via Thirty Tigers, and features new versions of some of Carpenter’s best-known songs as well as one newly written song, which became the title track. Produced by Ethan Johns, the 13-track album was recorded live at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios outside Bath, England. Joined by long-time collaborator Duke Levine on guitar and a handpicked band of Johns’ favourite musicians, Carpenter reimagined one song from each of her twelve studio albums along with ‘Sometimes Just The Sky.’ (the tracklist is below, Carpenting fans)

On the album title and newest song Carpenter says: “I read a beautiful interview with Patti Smith in which she said that you don’t have to look far or wide, and it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive or madness in order to find things to soothe you in life, or to be happy about. Sometimes just the sky makes everything fall into perspective.” So long as you’re not late for it.

‘Sometimes Just the Sky’ Tracklist:

1. Heroes and Heroines
2. What Does It Mean To Travel
3. I Have A Need For Solitude
4. One Small Heart
5. The Moon and St. Christopher
6. Superman
7. Naked To The Eye
8. Rhythm of the Blues
9. This is Love
10. Jericho
11. The Calling
12. This Shirt
13. Sometimes Just The Sky

Mary Chapin Carpenter UK Dates 2018

07 May – Gateshead – The Sage
08 May – Glasgow – Royal Concert Hall
09 May – Birmingham – Town Hall
11 May – Basingstoke – The Anvil
12 May – Worthing – Assembly Hall
14 May – Canterbury – Marlowe Theatre
15 May – London – Barbican
16 May – Bath – Bath Festival (The Forum)
17 May – Norwich – Norfolk & Norwich Festival (Theatre Royal)

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