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Carpenter slates summer gigs

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 – Mary Chapin Carpenter will continue to tour this summer in support of her Grammy-nominated 2010 release, "The Age of Miracles" (Zoe/Rounder Records). The tour will include performances at the Cambridge Folk Festival and Wolf Trap.

The tour will feature Carpenter alongside a full five-piece band: Jon Carroll on keys, John Jennings and Jim Henry on guitar, Don Dixon on bass and Vince Santoro on drums. A fall tour in October and November is planned and will be announced soon.

"The Age of Miracles," which is Carpenter's 11th studio album, was recorded in Nashville and produced by Carpenter and long-time collaborator Matt Rollings

Tour dates are:
June 15 Arvada, CO Arvada Center Summer Concert Series
June 16 Boulder, CO Chautauqua Park Auditorium
June 18 Reno, NV Grand Sierra
June 19 Napa, CA Uptown Theatre
June 21 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
June 23 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
June 24 Eugene, OR Jaqua Concert Hall
June 25 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
June 26 Seattle, WA Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre
July 13 Kent, OH Kent Stage
July 14 Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens Amphitheatre
July 15 Traverse City, MI Traverse City Opera House
July 16 Lexington, KY Lexington Opera House
July 17 Pittsburgh, PA Hartwood Acres Amphitheatre
July 20-21 Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain Arts Center
July 22 Rockland, ME The Historic Strand Theatre
July 24 Hillsdale, NY Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
July 31 Cambridge, UK Cambridge Folk Festival
Aug. 11 Wilmington, NC Brooklyn Arts Center
Aug. 12 Charlotte, NC Knight Theater
Aug. 13 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Aug. 18 Boston, MA Wilbur Theater
Aug. 19 New Bedford, MA The Ziterion
Aug. 20 Highmount, NY Belleayre Music Festival
Aug. 24 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Café
Aug. 25 Richmond, VA Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Aug. 26 Norfolk, VA Sandler Center
Aug. 27 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap

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