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Mary Chapin Carpenter will be performing with her trio, and even with orchestras, this Spring…

Mary Chapin Carpenter, whose debut orchestral album, Songs From the Movie, was released a year ago this month, will continue her acoustic trio tour dates this spring featuring special guests, folk-bluegrass singer Aoife O’Donovan and Irish acoustic band Lúnasa.

Most dates on the trek will feature Carpenter’s longtime friends Jon Carroll (on piano) and John Doyle (on guitars and bouzouki), with music encompassing the award-winning singer-songwriter’s 13 albums. The tour marks her return to form after performing with orchestras in early 2014. (See a complete list of tour dates, including the remaining orchestral performances, below.)

Carpenter’s latest album, recorded in London, revisits her material alongside a 63-piece orchestra and 15-voice choir, putting an entirely new, cinematic spin on familiar tunes such as “Come On Come On” and “I Am a Town.” The album was arranged and conducted by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza.

“The albums I’ve made throughout my career have been like concept albums…. It was good to do something different,” the musician told the Hartford Courant last year of Songs From the Movie. “It was a fascinating process, revisiting what I had recorded before and taking them to another place. It was a healthy exercise. A lot of recording artists revamp their songs when they tour. This was just taking it one step further.” {Tour Dates}

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