Mary Chapin Carpenter
Barbican Hall, London.
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to London to perform songs from her forthcoming album Sometimes Just The Sky, out in 30 March on Thirty Tigers, which was recorded at Real World Studios with her long-time collaborator guitarist Duke Levine alongside handpicked musicians and was produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Laura Marling). The record is a collection of Mary Chapin Carpenter's favourite and key songs from her 30 year career.
'Carpenter has spent three decades refining her storytelling art, and it shows' (***** Guardian)
Opening the show is award-winning Australian singer-songwriter Emily Barker who blends country and English folk with 60s pop, rich string arrangements and multi-part vocal harmonies spearheaded by Emily's clear, expressive voice and her charismatic stage presence. Her music has featured as the themes to BBC dramas Wallander and The Shadow Line and her latest album, Sweet Kind of Blue, was released to critical acclaim in 2017
'Sweet Kind Of Blue is a powerful listen with Barker well able to summon up the ghosts of Memphis soul while demonstrating that she can rival many of our contemporary singer songwriters' (Americana UK)