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Aaron Farrington
Emporium presents

Mary Chapin Carpenter

with special guest John Craigie
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 8 PM
Lobero Theatre

About the Event

With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Mary Chapin Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 16 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and is one of only fifteen female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold over 16 million records. In 2020, Carpenter recorded two albums – “The Dirt And The Stars,” released in August 2020, and “One Night Lonely,” recorded live without an audience at the legendary Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Virginia during the COVID-19 shut down, and nominated for “Best Folk Album” at the 64th Grammy Awards in 2022.

Of the new album “The Dirt And The Stars,” produced by Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon) and recorded entirely live at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath in southwest England, Carpenter quotes the writer Margaret Renkl, “ ‘We are all in the process of becoming.’ That doesn’t stop at a certain age. To be always a student of art and music and life, as she says, that, to me, is what makes life worth living. The songs are very personal and they’re difficult in some ways, and definitely come from places of pain and self-illumination, but also places of joy, discovery and the rewards of self- knowledge. They arrived from looking outward as much as inward, speaking to life changes, growing older, politics, compassion, #metoo, heartbreak, empathy, the power of memory, time and place. There are many themes, but they all come back to that initial truth that we are all constantly ‘becoming’ through art and expression.”

With special guest John Craigie

Photo Credit: Marc Cregeur

Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic folk singers while blazing a trail of his own. Hailed as a “Modern-Day Troubadour” in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Craigie has travelled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He has performed with or opened for numerous well-known artists, including Jack Johnson, Shawn Colvin, and Sean Hayes, among many others, and sold out shows across the country. Captivating anecdotes from the road have endeared Craigie to the devoted fans he has earned, song by song, show by show, since 2009. The artist has a degree in mathematics and also went through a self-described “hippie phase” while in college. When you learn that, it becomes easier to wrap your head around the title of his 2020 album. Asterisk the Universe finds Craigie sharing his clever observations and humorous stories with a score of smoked-out soul, tender folk, and American songbook eloquence.


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Ticket Information

$103 - Section A

$83 - Section B

$63 - Section C

$43 - Section D

*All ticket levels will increase by $5.50 on day of show


(Ticket prices include a per ticket Lobero Facility Fee; other fees may also apply.)


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