The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

April 7, 2013

Carpenter, Colvin to play Carnegie Hall


— Acclaimed songwriters Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin share the stage at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg as an intimate duo May 18 at 7:30 p.m.

The pair will perform material spanning their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs.

Carpenter has recorded 12 albums and has sold more than 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. The album features a special duet with James Taylor on the track “Soul Companion.”

Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, including two for the hit single “Sunny Came Home,” and has been nominated for another 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.

Tickets range from $45 to $20 and are available now. Call the Hall at 304-645-7917 for more information or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org to purchase tickets.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.