Mary Chapin Carpenter
Buy Tickets Sunday, July 22nd - 7:00 PM
Reserved Seating: $44.50 Orchestra; $34.50 Lower Balcony (formerly the mezzanine), $24.50 Upper Balcony
Tickets available at Select-A-Seat by calling (316) 755-7328, online by going to www.selectaseat.com, or at any Dillons Superstores, and Plant Employee Clubs.
Ashes and Roses, the new album from acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, will be released June 12 on Zoe/Rounder Records. This is Carpenter’s twelfth studio album and features a special duet with James Taylor on the track “Soul Companion.”
Recorded in Nashville, Ashes and Roses is the follow-up to Carpenter’s Grammy-nominated 2010 release, The Age of Miracles. The new 13-track album was produced by Carpenter and long-time collaborator Matt Rollings (Lyle Lovett, Keith Urban) and recorded and mixed by Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson). Carpenter was backed by a band that included Rollings (piano, B-3 organ), Russ Kunkel (drums), Duke Levine (electric and acoustic guitar) and Glenn Worf (bass). Of making the record, Carpenter notes, “I was so fortunate to work again with these seminal musicians. Our history of making records together serves us in the most wonderful ways. Getting back into the studio this time felt as exciting as the very first opportunity we had to gather together.”
Mary Chapin Carpenter has recorded 12 albums and has sold over 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Carpenter 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. Recently, Carpenter was honored with the Americana Association’s esteemed “Spirit of Americana Free Speech in Music Award,” which recognizes artists who have used their work to raise awareness and promote free speech. Past recipients of the award include Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Steve Earle.
North Carolina native, Tift Merritt, will be opening for Mary Chapin Carpenter. Over the course of 4 studio albums, Merritt has built a unique, uncompromising and critically acclaimed road of audio short stories. Emmylou Harris calls her a diamond in a coal mine. She has toured with Iron and Wine, Nick Lowe, Andrew Bird & Gregg Allman, appeared on Austin City Limits & Late Night with David Letterman, been Grammy nominated for Country Album of the Year and nominated for 4 Americana Music Awards. Currently at work on her fifth studio record, Traveling Alone, Tift also produces a handmade radio show, The Spark, a monthly conversation about process, integrity and making things, for Marfa, Texas Public Radio.