Â"New FolkÂ" Artists Mary Chapin Carpenter And Shawn Colvin To Share Brown Theatre Stage, 10/12
Part of the "new folk" movement that swept pop and country music in the late 80s, singer-songwriters Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin won Grammies with their intelligent, honest lyrics that reach back to the days of Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. These longtime friends will share the stage as an intimate duo, performing hits from their vast catalogs as well as covering some of their favorite songs.
Mary Chapin Carpenter broke through on mainstream radio with her 1992 release Come on, Come on. Hits from that recording included "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," "I Feel Lucky," and the cover of Lucinda Williams' "Passionate Kisses." Ashes and Roses, her 2012 release, is a collection of all original material.
Shawn Colvin is known for her personal, pop-influenced style. Her debut recording, Steady On, won a Grammy in 1991, but it was her 1997 release, A Few Small Repairs, and the hit single "Sunny Came Home" that won two Grammies - which briefly catapulted her into the mainstream. Associated with the creative communities in Austin, Texas and New York, Colvin's most recent recording All Fall Down (2012) was recorded in Nashville and features guest vocals from Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Jakob Dylan.
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