Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin at the Craterian

The songwriters team up for a show at the Craterian Theater
Mary Chapin Carpenter (left) and Shawn Colvin.Image courtesy of Craterian Perf

Acclaimed songwriters — and longtime friends — Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin have teamed up as a folk and country duo to perform music from their respective repertoires and share some of their favorite songs.

Carpenter and Colvin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford.

If you go

Who: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17

Where: Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford

Tickets: $42, $45 or $48

Call: 541-779-3000 or see www.craterian.org

Carpenter has about 12 albums to her credit, selling more than 13 million records. Her newest is "Ashes and Roses," released last year by Round Records, and songwriter James Taylor joins her for a duet on the track titled "Soul Companion."

With her earlier hits, such as "Passionate Kisses," "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" and others, she's won five Grammy Awards, two Country Music Association awards and two Academy of Country Music awards. Last year also saw her inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her songs speak to the most personal and universal of life's details.

Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, including two for her hit single "Sunny Came Home." She has about eight albums to her credit, with her newest studio album, "All Fall Down," released in 2012 on the Nonesuch label. "All Fall Down" was recorded in Nashville, Tenn., and produced by Buddy Miller. It features appearances by Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan.

The album's release coincided with the publication of Colvin's autobiography, "Diamond In The Rough," a personal look at her rich life of highs and lows with insight and candor. The book tells of Colvin honing her artistry, finding her voice and making herself whole.

Tickets for the Craterian show cost $42, $45 or $48 and may be purchased at the Craterian box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., online at www.craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.


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