Mary Chapin Carpenter will return to Wolf Trap on August 12th for a special concert coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the release of her acclaimed debut album, Hometown Girl. Very special guest Lucinda Williams, who wrote “Passionate Kisses,” which Carpenter later recorded, will open the unique performance. Tickets go on-sale Saturday, March 18th at 10:00am ET (fan club pre-sale will launch tomorrow at 10:00am ET). Additional events celebrating the 30th anniversary year will be announced shortly.
The Wolf Trap concert will feature material from throughout Carpenter’s acclaimed career, including songs from her most recent album, The Things That We Are Made Of. Released last year to widespread acclaim on Lambent Light Records via Thirty Tigers (webstore, iTunes, Amazon), the album was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) and features eleven new songs written by Carpenter.
The Associated Press calls it, “…an evocative collection of songs,” while The Huffington Post declares, “…Carpenter is now at the height of her musical career, painting a compelling, relevant piece of art tinged with mixed feelings of grief and joy, all without preaching or darkening our minds with sadness.” Additionally, NPR Music featured the album in their “First Listen” series.
Most recently, Carpenter collaborated with Peter Wolf for a special duet of “Cry No More.” Their rendition of the song is featured on Amazon’s Valentine’s Day playlist. Listen here.
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER TOUR DATES
July 21—Steamboat Springs, CO—Strings Music Festival
July 30—Bayfield, WI—Big Top Chautauqua
August 12—Vienna, VA—Wolf Trap*
*with very special guest Lucinda Williams