Carpenter, Colvin set tour
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
– Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will tour together this fall
Friends for more than three decades, the pair will appear on stage together as an acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories.
Carpenter and Colvin previously toured together in 2013.
No dates were announced.
Carpenter has straddled the line between country and in more recent years a singer/songwriter.
Colvin won her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album with her debut album, "Steady On," in 1989. In September, she will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of "Steady On" by releasing a special, newly-recorded all acoustic version of that landmark album.
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