Portsmouth, NH- On Wednesday, July 24th, acclaimed songwriters Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohn will share the FairPoint Communications MainStage at Prescott Park. Added to the line-up of the River House Restaurant Wednesday Night Concert Series, this extraordinary duo will perform material spanning their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs.
Mary Chapin Carpenter was recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and won an Emmy award for her work on Nashville Public Television’s “No Going Back: Women and the War.” Over the course of her career, Carpenter has recorded 12 albums and has sold over 13 million records, in addition to releasing her latest album, Ashes and Roses, to widespread critical acclaim. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal.
With his Grammy-award winning ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Cohn is one of his generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters. Of Cohn, Bonnie Raitt declares, “Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he’s an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for.” After taking a decade-long sabbatical, Cohn returned in 2007 with Join the Parade. Inspired by the events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, Parade is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date. His most recent album, Listening Booth: 1970, was released in 2013. Of the record, Rolling Stone praises, “Cohn has one of rock’s most soulful croons – a rich, immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own.”
The Festival is honored to have Chapin and Cohn as a part of their 2013 season line-up, and is thrilled to have the two performing live on stage together in Portsmouth, NH. Tables on the Federal Savings Bank VIP Seating Deck are available for reservations through Prescott Park’s website, in addition to the blanket reservations in front of the FairPoint Communications Main Stage. Special discount pricing is available for Festival members. All reservations can be made through the Festival’s website at: www.prescottpark.org.
Prescott Park Arts Festival, a non-profit organization, is the Seacoast’s premier outdoor performing arts venue, offering a uniquely accessible experience of high quality live theater and music -- no fixed admissions fees -- in an idyllic natural setting.
For more information, contact Ben Anderson, Executive Director, at 603-436-2848 or at firstname.lastname@example.org ######