New Album “The Things That We Are Made Of” – May 6, 2016

February 03 2016


The Things That We Are Made Of, the new full-length album by Mary Chapin Carpenter, will be released May 6 on Lambent Light Records via Thirty Tigers. Pre-Orders are now available in the official Mary Chapin Carpenter online store.

Listen to “Something Tamed Something Wild,” which premiered at Rolling Stone.

Produced by by 2016 Producer of the Year Grammy-nominee Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) and recorded in Nashville, TN, the album features eleven new songs. The digital version of the album includes two additional Bonus Tracks.

Of the album, Carpenter comments, “Working with Dave felt great from the first day of our sessions. He is always willing to try something new, believes that ‘yes’ is the only answer, and surrounds himself with wonderfully talented and generous musicians; by the end of the project, I felt as if I was a part of a new family.”

Cobb adds, “I wanted to work with Mary Chapin because very few people can cut with words like she can. She’s an absolute poet and legend. I was so happy to collaborate on this album together.”


All Pre-Orders come with an Instant Download of “Something Tamed Something Wild,” and a digital download of the full album, available at midnight on May 6, 2016.

The record marks Mary Chapin’s first album released on Vinyl LP since 1989’s State Of The Heart. Visit the MCC Store for exclusive pre-order bundles including exclusive new merchandise, signed records, and limited-run items.

iTunes pre-orders will be available on February 26, and will also include an instant download of “Something Tamed Something Wild”, and the two Bonus Tracks.

Stay tuned as 2016 tour dates are announced.

Mary Chapin to Perform at Wolf Trap on July 2, 2016


In celebration of her upcoming record The Things That We Are Made Of (May 6, 2016; Lambent Light Records), Mary Chapin Carpenter will return to the legendary Filene Center at Wolf Trap for a special performance on July 2, 2016.

Tickets will go on-sale to the public Saturday, March 19.

Mary Chapin’s fans will have special access to a pre-sale before the public on-sale. Sign up for the MCC Newsletter to get exclusive pre-sale information in the coming weeks.

Additional tour dates to be announced shortly.

Joan Baez: 75th Birthday Celebration in NYC

November 20 2015

Mary Chapin Carpenter will join an esteemed list of artists, friends, and collaborators at Joan Baez: 75th Birthday Celebration at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on January 27, 2016. The concert will be filmed as part of the PBS Great Performances series. Tickets are on sale Saturday Nov. 21 at 12pm EST at this link.

Other artists include Joan Baez, David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice and more.

MCC and Melissa Etheridge to perform at City Winery NYC on 1/16/16

November 16 2015


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. Limited tickets are available to the public next Thursday November 19 at 3pm, and a small allotment of presale tickets will be made available for MCC fans on Tuesday Nov 17 at 3pm EST using the password THINGS. The show will feature Carpenter playing as part of an acoustic trio with longtime band mates Jon Carroll (piano) and Duke Levine (guitars). Carpenter’s highly anticipated new album, The Things That We Are Made Of, produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton) will be released in early 2016.

Visit the tour dates page for more information.

MCC Confirms U.S. Fall Tour Dates

July 20 2015

Mary Chapin will tour the midwest this fall as part of her A Special Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter tour. The trio tour will bring Mary Chapin to intimate venues, capping a year that has seen the ensemble perform across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Special guest Rose Cousins will support the tour.

A small allotment of the best available seats will go on sale to fans via pre-sale beginning Tuesday July 21 at 10am local venue time. There are no prior requirements to purchasing during the presale. Quantities are limited. Visit the “Tour” page for direct links to purchase.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday July 24.

10.15 ~ St. Charles, IL ~ The Arcada Theater
10.16 ~ Green Bay, WI ~ Meyer Theatre
10.17 ~ Rochester, MN ~ Mayo Civic Center
10.18 ~ Des Moines, IA ~ Hoyt Sherman Place Theater
10.20 ~ Eau Claire, WI ~ State Theatre
10.21 ~ Milwaukee, WI ~ Pabst Theatre
10.22 ~ Madison, WI ~ Capitol Theatre
10.23 ~ Iowa City, IA ~ Englert Theater