MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER AND MELISSA ETHERIDGE CONFIRM CO-HEADLINING SHOW AT NYC’S CITY WINERY
Renowned and beloved singer, songwriter and performer Mary Chapin Carpenter will return to City Winery for a very special co-headline performance alongside Melissa Etheridge on January 16, 2016 as part of the APAP Conference. Tickets are limited to the public and go on-sale this Thursday November 19 at 3pm EST.
The show will feature Carpenter playing as part of an acoustic trio with longtime band-mates Jon Carroll (piano) and Duke Levine (guitars) and comes in advance of her highly anticipated new album, The Things That We Are Made Of, produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton), which will be released in early 2016.
About Mary Chapin Carpenter:
Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. With hits like ”Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. Most recently, in 2014, Carpenter released her acclaimed debut orchestral album, Songs From The Movie. Arranged and co-produced by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, the record comprised of ten previously recorded compositions including “Between Here and Gone” and “Come On Come On.”
About Melissa Etheridge:
Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. In February 2007, Melissa Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” category at the Academy Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. As a performer and songwriter, Etheridge has shown herself to be an artist who has never allowed “inconvenient truths” to keep her down. Earlier in her recording career, Etheridge acknowledged her sexual orientation when it was considered less than prudent to do so. In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that, with her typical tenacity, she won. Despite losing her hair from chemotherapy, Etheridge appeared on the 2005 Grammy telecast to sing “Piece of My Heart” in tribute to Janis Joplin. By doing so she gave hope to many women afflicted with the disease. Most recently, she released her latest album This Is M.E. in September 2014, which features singles “Take My Number,” “A Little Bit of Me,” and “Monster.”