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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Words and Music - 2012

by John Platt
Mary Chapin Carpenter's private life in the last few years has been marked by several major blows, but her approach to surviving loss and grief has been to make her most personal album yet: 'Ashes and Roses.' Never afraid to paint the complexities of live and love, this Grammy-winning artist discussed the new songs on a recent visit to Studio A, and gave some beautiful live performances as well. [recorded: 06/14/12]

WFUV Pop Quiz: Mary Chapin Carpenter

by Laura Fedele

Mary Chapin Carpenter sat down with John Platt for an interview at the Canal Room in New York City in front of an audience of WFUV Marquee Members. They talked about her recovery from a near-death experience, her quiet life in rural Virginia, and her very personal new CD, The Age of Miracles. As they were finishing their conversation, Mary Chapin took a deep breath and submitted to the WFUV Pop Quiz.


Aside from gear, instruments or your band, what don't you go on the road without?

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Words and Music - 2010

by John Platt
Throughout the nineties, Mary Chapin Carpenter seemed unable to pen a song that wasn't a hit as she accumulated platinum albums and Grammy Awards. The songs on her latest album, 'The Age of Miracles,' is a mixture of pop-country, politics, and some personal trials she talked about with WFUV's John Platt. (4/29/10)