Mary Chapin Carpenter – Friday Evening Main Stage HeadlinerPosted on
Fearless creativity has been the common thread woven throughout the career of Mary Chapin Carpenter. Her music gracefully meanders through influences broader than the country and folk genres for which she is most commonly known, producing a body of work that is spiked with delightful musical surprises.
Carpenter is the only artist ever to have won four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. She was also awarded a Grammy Award for Best Country Album and has been a Grammy Nominee an impressive fifteen times. Other recognition includes two Country Music Association awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. In 2012, she was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
Carpenter has sold over 13 million albums and has had several hit songs including Passionate Kisses and He Thinks He’ll Keep Her. Her compositions have been covered by a diverse assortment of artists including Joan Baez, Wynonna Judd, Cyndi Lauper, Trisha Yearwood, Maura O’Connell, Mary Black and Dianne Reeves. She has also collaborated, on record and/or on stage, with the likes of Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, the Indigo Girls and Tony Bennett.
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s most recent album, Songs From The Movie, marks a career first and yet another new front in her creative exploration. Recorded in London with a 63-piece ensemble, it’s her very first orchestral album. She has spent the past year performing alongside world-renowned orchestras since its release.
Carpenter will be joined on stage at Mariposa Folk festival by long-time friends Jon Carroll (piano) and John Doyle (guitars, bouzouki).