98.9 WCLZ presents

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Fri, August 14, 2020

State Theatre

Doors: 7:00pm - Show: 8:00pm - all ages

$55, $45, $35
reserved seating

Buy in person without fees at the Port City Music Hall box office Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm. The State Theatre box office will open 1 hour before doors night of show.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Over the course of her acclaimed career, Mary Chapin Carpenter has sold over 15 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, and is one of only fifteen female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. Carpenter’s most recent release, Sometimes Just the Sky, a celebration of her acclaimed 30-year recording career, features new versions of some of the singer’s most beloved songs, plus one newly penned track. Of the music, Billboard praises “…the new rendition features not only different flavors and textures created by the players but also a deeper meaning within the lyrics, which hold up 30 years later.”

Carpenter will tour this summer in support of her new full-length album, produced by Ethan Johns and recorded at the U.K.’s Real World Studios, which will be released in early summer. Additional details will be announced soon. The forthcoming project is Carpenter’s first album of new material in five years. Most recently, Carpenter released a new single, “Our Man Walter Cronkite,” which was co-produced by Jamie Mefford (Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff) and recorded at Colorado Sound Studios. Of the song, Carpenter shares, “Growing up, Walter Cronkite was in our house Monday through Friday, presenting the news as The Most Trusted Man In America, as he was known in his time. My parents raised us to believe that people in jobs like Cronkite’s told the truth; they raised us to believe in a world that reaches out to those who need help, that does not turn away from those less fortunate, or homeless, or those forced to leave their country because of the threat of violence, poverty and persecution. It’s a different time now. I miss my parents, and I miss Walter Cronkite.”

Hear Mary Chapin Carpenter’s newest single, “Our Man Walter Cronkite”

Video: “Our Man Walter Cronkite”