An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin featuring special guest Suzanne Vega

Event date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 8:00pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
$47 / $43.24 / $39

*Note: Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the door the night of the show.

Acclaimed songwriters (and longtime friends) Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin share the stage as an intimate duo, performing material spanning their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs. These two iconic singer songwriters will be joined by legendary folk-singer Suzanne Vega for a special one-night only appearance.

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, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October of 2012. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. Ashes and Roses, the new album from Carpenter, was released in June, 2012, is Carpenter’s 12th studio album and features a special duet with James Taylor on the track Soul Companion.

Shawn Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, including two for the hit single Sunny Came Home, and has been nominated for seven. She has released 10 albums, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures and created a remarkable canon of work. In June, Colvin released her eighth studio album, All Fall Down. Recorded in Nashville and produced by her longtime friend Buddy Miller, it features a group of stellar musicians including Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan. The album’s release coincided with the publication of Shawn’s memoir, Diamond In The Rough which looks back over a rich lifetime of highs and lows with stunning insight and candor.

About Suzanne Vega

Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known halls. Hit songs such as Luka and Tom’s Diner were products of her second album Solitude Standing which was nominated for three Grammy Awards including Record of the Year. In 2011, she premiered Carson McCullers Talks About Love, an original play written and performed by Vega with songs she wrote with Tony Award-winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening).

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A Schaefer Popular Series Event, sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland's Restaurant. Made possible through the generous support of Bonnie & Jamie Schaefer.

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