Mary Chapin Carpenter confirms fall tour dates



Mary Chapin Carpenter recently stopped by “CBS This Morning” to  perform three songs as part of their “Saturday Sessions” series. Watch Carpenter play “Something Tamed Something Wild,” “Map Of My Heart” and “The Blue Distance.”

The performances celebrate her widely praised new album, The Things That We Are Made Of, which is out now on Lambent Light Records via Thirty Tigers (webstore, iTunes, Amazon). The album is also available on vinyl-Carpenter’s first since 1992’s Come On Come On.

Carpenter is currently in the midst of an extensive tour in support of the album, including newly confirmed dates this fall in Florida, Oklahoma and Texas. See below for details.

Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music praises, “If The Things That We Are Made Of sees the country veteran searching for memories to inscribe and old roads to rut, it finds her most often looking t oward the unknown with grace and breaking fecund ground with top producer Dave Cobb,” and goes on to assert, “Her album plays out both sides of that classic country gesture at the unknown-darkness and latent enlightenment -and by emphasizing both, she accomplishes what sounds like a transformation.” Additionally, the Associated Press calls it, “…an evocative collection of songs,” while The Huffington Post declares, “…Carpenter is now at the height of her musical career, painting a compelling, relevant piece of art tinged with mixed feelings of grief and joy, all without preaching or darkening our minds with sadness.”

Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton), the album features eleven new songs written by Carpenter.

Of the album’s lead track, “Something Tamed Something Wild,” Rolling Stone asserts, “…beautifully sums up where she’s been and sets the stage for what’s yet to come… ‘Something Tamed Something Wild’ and indeed the entire new album finds the songwriter at her most thoughtful and also at times sweetly whimsical, perfectly capturing the buoyant spirit of her early successes and also serving as a reminder that she remains one of the most grounded, sentient songwriters of her generation,” while, of “Map Of My Heart” Music Row‘s Robert Oermann states, “I love the brisk, crisp texture of this lightly rocking performance. Carpenter sounds like ‘the Everly Sisters’ as the rhythm section throbs relentlessly and the electric guitar gooses the track with some deep twang. And it goes without saying that her lyrics are totally evocative.”

The Things That We Are Made Of was recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium and Low Country Sound studios during the spring and summer of 2015. In addition to Carpenter (vocals, electric/acoustic guitar), the album features Cobb (electric/acoustic/gut string guitar, percussion, Moog, Mellotron), Annie Clements (bass), Brian Allen (bass), Chris Powell (drums, percussion), Mike Webb (piano, B3 organ, reed organ, Mellotron, Fender Rhod es) and Jimmy Wallace (piano, B3 organ).

Of the album, Carpenter comments, “Working with Dave felt great from the first day of our sessions. He is always willing to try something new, believes that ‘yes’ is the only answer, and surrounds himself with wonderfully talented and generous musicians; by the end of the project, I felt as if I was a part of a new family.”

Cobb adds, “I wanted to work with Mary Chapin because very few people can cut with words like she can. She’s an absolute poet and legend. I was so happy to collaborate on this album together.”

Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 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 for her vocals and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Most recently, in 2014, Carpenter released her acclaimed debut orchestral album, Songs From The Movie. Arranged and co-produced by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, the record is comprised of ten previously recorded compositions including “Between Here and Gone” and “Come On Come On.” Since it’s release, Carpenter has performed alongside the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra, the L.A. Philharm onic and the National Symphony Orchestra among many others.


1. Something Tamed Something Wild
2. The Middle Ages
3. What Does It Mean To Travel
4. Livingston
5. Map Of My Heart  ;
6. Oh Rosetta
7. Deep Deep Down Heart
8. Hand On My Back
9. The Blue Distance
10. Note On A Windshield
11. The Things That We Are Made Of


August 5-Edmonton, AB-Edmonton Folk Fest
August 14-Asheville, NC-Biltmore Estate*
August 24-Sellersville, PA-Sellersville Theater
August 25-Hartford, CT-Infinity Hall Hartford
August 26-Albany, NY-The Egg
August 27-Chautauqua, NY-Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater
September 16-Missoula, MT-The Wilma
September 17-Boise, ID-Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
September 18-Seattle, WA-Neptune Theatre
September 19-Spokane, WA-Bing Crosby Theater
Sept ember 20-Portland, OR-Revolution Hall
September 22-Folsom, CA-Harris Center
September 23-Downey, CA-Downey Civic Theatre
September 24-Tucson, AZ-Fox Theatre
September 25-Scottsdale, AZ-Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
September 27-Riverside, CA-Fox Performing Arts Center
September 28-Solana Beach, CA-Belly Up
October 7-Arrington, VA-The Festy Experience
October 8-Boston, MA-Citi Performing Arts Center – Wang Theatre†
October 9-Philadelphia, PA-Academy of Music
October 23-Fort Myers, FL-Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Center
October 25-Jacksonville, FL-Florida Theatre
October 26-Fort Lauderdale, FL-Parker Playhouse
October 28-Sarasota, FL-Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
October 29-Clearwater, FL-Capitol Theatre
October 30-Orlando, FL-The Plaza Live
November 2-Oklahoma City, OK-Hudson Performance Hall
November 3-Dallas, TX-The Majestic Theatre
November 4-Austin, TX-Paramount Theater

(additional dates to be announced)
*co-headline with Emmylou Harris
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