(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Acclaimed singer-songwriters Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohn will team up for a joint concert featuring their own songs plus personal favorites by other artists when they share the stage at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 8pm.
Over the course of her career, 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,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals. In addition to releasing her latest album, Ashes and Roses, to widespread critical acclaim, Carpenter was recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and won an Emmy Award for her work on Nashville Public Television’s No Going Back: Women and the War.
With his Grammy Award-winning ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters. Of Cohn, Bonnie Raitt declares, “Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he’s an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for.”
After taking a decade-long sabbatical, Cohn returned in 2007 with Join the Parade. Inspired by the events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near-fatal shooting just weeks before, Parade is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date. His most recent album, Listening Booth: 1970, was released in 2013. The album features versions of Cohn’s favorite songs from that year, when he was 11 years old, including Cat Stevens’s “Wild World,” the Box Tops’ “The Letter,” and Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic.”
Tickets to Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohn are $48 to $83.
The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington. Box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm and three hours before show times. A limited number of $15 tickets are available for patrons ages 30 and younger to performances at the Mahaiwe through Mahaiwe ArtSmart Tix. For tickets and information, vist Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center or call 413.528.0100.