MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER TO PLAY NEW JERSEY PAC
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The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announces new shows on sale Friday, April 24h at 10AM. NJPAC is your entertainment hot spot for everyone, new shows announced today include country great, Mary Chapin Carpenter Wednesday, June 24th at 7PM and on July 16th it’s Hot Tuna, then back by popular demand it’s everyone’s favorite game show, The Price is Right Live! Friday, October 30th. UB40 will perform live with original members Astro and Mickey Virtue on Sunday, November 1st and Jethro Tull – The Rock Opera, Wednesday, November 11th at 7:30PM. Then it’s a New Jersey Centennial Celebration of Frank Sinatra by Grammy® nominated, Ambassador of the American Songbook, Michael Feinstein. Riverdance 20 Years-The Anniversary Tour comes to NJPAC for a five show run starting Friday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 24th 2016. Be sure to reserve your tickets Now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722).
Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Carpenter began playing guitar and writing songs early in life, and was playing her songs in D.C. clubs before she was out of her teens. Word of Carpenter’s talents eventually reached Nashville, winning her a deal with Columbia Records, which released her 1987 debut album, Hometown Girl.
Her debut disc set the stage for the success of 1989’s State of the Heart and 1990’s Shooting Straight in the Dark, each of which produced four Top 20 hits, including the Grammy-winning smash “Down at the Twist and Shout.” Those releases were followed by the massive commercial breakthrough of 1992’s Come On Come On, which was certified quadruple platinum and yielded no less than seven charting singles.
More success followed with such albums as the platinum Stones in the Road, A Place in the World, Time* Sex* Love* and Between Here and Gone. Carpenter moved to Rounder/Zoë in time for 2007’s Grammy-nominated The Calling, which was followed by the seasonally themed Come Darkness Come Light: 12 Songs of Christmas, the Grammy- nominated The Age of Miracles and Ashes and Roses.
Along the way, Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards, was named the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 1992 and 1993 and in 2012 was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her compositions have also been covered by a diverse assortment of artists including Joan Baez, Wynonna Judd, Cyndi Lauper, Trisha Yearwood, Maura O’Connell, Mary Black and Dianne Reeves and has also collaborated, on record and/or on stage, with the likes of Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, the Indigo Girls and Tony Bennett.
Following the January 2014 debut of the album with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Carpenter will appear as a guest with orchestras in the U.S. and the U.K. throughout 2014.