By Richard K. BarryI hadn't thought about Mary Chapin Carpenter in a while and then a friend mentioned in passing that he picked up a recent album. I first came across Carpenter at the Philadelphia Folk Festival around 1987 or '88. She was flogging a few cuts on a 45 rpm-size disk as a promotion that, I think, would later appear on her Hometown Girl album, which was her first.
"We've got two lives, one we're given, the other one we make," Mary Chapin Carpenter sang on Come On Come On, her 1992 breakthrough album.... Read Post
By Richard K. Barry Mary Chapin Carpenter's song "This Shirt" has always been one of my favourites. I first heard Ms. Carpenter at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in the late '80s. She was giving away a promotional record on site. Ye... Read Post
An Interview with Mary Chapin Carpenter Mike Ragogna: Mary Chapin, you've got a new album, Songs From The Movie, the follow up to the excellent Ashes And Roses. Can we just dive in? Mary Chapin Carpenter: Absolutely! MR: It almost s... Read Post