Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Dar Williams | Many Great Companions

The companions of the title are Dar Williams's songs, which the singer-songwriter revisits here two different ways.
Razor & Tie (2010)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 08, 2010

Mary Chapin Carpenter | The Age of Miracles

Mary Chapin Carpenter made her best albums when she was breaking from Nashville and testing what country radio would let her get away with.
Zoë/Rounder (2010)
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 18, 2010

Duke Levine

It’s an essay in tension and restraint.
Beneath the Blues | Loud, Loud Music
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 05, 2008

Straight talk

You can call Patty Griffin a singer-songwriter if you must, but don’t expect her to tell you exactly what that means.
Patty Griffin modestly hits a new peak
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  April 17, 2007

Still going strong

“It’s not that often that a 54-year-old woman achieves her greatest success,’’ said Lucinda Williams from the Orpheum stage last Saturday.
Lucinda Williams, Orpheum Theatre, March 24, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 27, 2007

Mary Chapin Carpenter

She’s still seeking a truce between the inner and outer forces that pull and tug.
The Calling | Zoë/Rounder
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  March 06, 2007


Having more fun

By the time Car Wheels on a Gravel Road came out, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and Tom Petty had all recorded Williams’s songs.
Lucinda Williams goes West
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 13, 2007

Catie Curtis

Known in and outside the Boston folk-music community for her accessible, socially conscious songwriting and gorgeous voice, Catie Curtis returns here with her typical mix of insightful wit and pitch-perfect vocals.
Long Night Moon | Compass
By SUE BELL  |  October 17, 2006