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) Continue reading “Mary Chapin Carpenter announces UK dates, new album”

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 5th February 2017

This gig was the last of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s UK tour, and was also a first weekend highlight for the inaugural City Roots festival running across many venues in Cambridge as a week-long winter spin-off from the annual Cambridge Folk Festival. All the big gigs for this festival are at the centrally situated Corn Exchange which – unlike the Junction (the only other large venue in town) – is well set up for large seated audiences. Continue reading “Mary Chapin Carpenter, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 5th February 2017”