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Mary Chapin Carpenter Revisits Hits on Spring Acoustic Trio Tour

Aoife O’Donovan and Lúnasa will join the country treasure on select dates

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Mary Chapin Carpenter has announced a spring set of dates for her acoustic trio tour.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter, whose debut orchestral album, Songs From the Movie, was released a year ago this month, will continue her acoustic trio tour dates this spring featuring special guests, folk-bluegrass singer Aoife O’Donovan and Irish acoustic band Lúnasa.

Most dates on the trek will feature Carpenter’s longtime friends Jon Carroll (on piano) and John Doyle (on guitars and bouzouki), with music encompassing the award-winning singer-songwriter’s 13 albums. The tour marks her return to form after performing with orchestras in early 2014. (See a complete list of tour dates, including the remaining orchestral performances, below.)

Carpenter’s latest album, recorded in London, revisits her material alongside a 63-piece orchestra and 15-voice choir, putting an entirely new, cinematic spin on familiar tunes such as “Come On Come On” and “I Am a Town.” The album was arranged and conducted by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza.

“The albums I’ve made throughout my career have been like concept albums…. It was good to do something different,” the musician told the Hartford Courant last year of Songs From the Movie. “It was a fascinating process, revisiting what I had recorded before and taking them to another place. It was a healthy exercise. A lot of recording artists revamp their songs when they tour. This was just taking it one step further.”

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s 2015 Orchestral Tour Dates:

March 5th — Newport News, Virginia (with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and conductor Vince Mendoza)

March 7th — Charlotte, North Carolina (with the Charlotte Symphony Pops and conductor Vince Mendoza)

May 8th —Kansas City, Missouri (with the Kansas City Symphony and conductor Vince Mendoza)

Acoustic Tour Dates:

March 26th — New Orleans #

March 27th — Galveston, Texas #

March 28th — Fort Worth #                      

March 29th — New Braunfels, Texas #

March 30th — Oklahoma City #

April 1st — Santa Fe #

April 2nd — Phoenix #

April 3rd — Flagstaff, Arizona #

April 4th — Tucson, Arizona #

April 16th — Collingswood, New Jersey **

April 19th — Derry, New Hampshire **

April 20th — Waterville, Maine **

April 22nd — New York City **

April 23rd —Troy, New York **

May 1st — Skokie, Illinois **

June 26th — Hyannis, Massachusetts

June 27th — Cohasset, Massachusetts

# with Aoife O’Donovan

**with Lúnasa

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