Hailing from Princeton, New Jersey, US, Mary Chain Carpenter has been offering listeners her sensitive brand of country pop, tinged with coffeehouse folk since the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, finding praise from critics and fans alike.
Carpenter was given her first guitar by her mother, who had picked up the instrument during the 1960s folk explosion, passing down the instrument to allow her daughter’s enthusiasm for music to flourish. Carpenter played music throughout her high school years, but it was a move to Washington D.C. that sparked further interest in a music career, having become involved with the city’s folk scene in the mid-70s. After travelling round Europe for a year, Carpenter returned to study at Brown University, where she graduated as an American Civilization major.
After graduating, Carpenter became more and more involved with the local folk scene, soon developing her repertoire and teaming up with guitarist John Jennings. The demo tapes landed Carpenter an audition with Columbia Records in 1987, who soon signed the young starlet to their roster. Before long, “Hometown Girl,” her debut album was released. “State of the Heart” followed in 1989, which garnered Carpenter a growing fan base, bolstered by her two Top Ten singles in “Never Had It So Good” and “Quittin’ Time.”
Mary Chapin Carpenter will be performing live with Emily Barker at Carolina Theatre Durham on Friday, August 3. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Heights at La Salle Apartments, the premier apartments in Durham, North Carolina, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event!
Friday, August 3, 2018—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Carolina Theatre Durham
309 West Morgan Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701