GNP Inc. PresentsMary Chapin Carpenter and Madeleine Peyroux

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Sunday / June 27, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Madeleine Peyroux

Celebrating Rounder Records's 40th anniversary, Grammy Award-winners Mary Chapin Carpenter and Madeleine Peyroux present a very special evening of quintessential American music. Each artist will perform with her own full back-up band. Please note that this concert has been moved from Symphony Hall to the Berklee Performance Center. All tickets issued by Symphony Hall will be honored at Berklee.

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter is an American folk and country music artist who performs with warmth, intelligence, and an unmistakable voice. The Boston Globe proclaimed that Carpenter's style displays "a mature and important ability to create songs that are simultaneously intimate and anthemic. Her melodies feel as natural and pleasing as a soft breeze; and her lyrics are empathetic and knowable."

Carpenter's blend of country, roots, and rock have earned her five Grammy Awards, and she is the only artist to have won four consecutive Grammys for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Her poetic lyrics include commentary about contemporary politics, such as reactions to the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Carpenter is involved in various charities and foundations, including Nashville Cares, the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, the Campaign for a Landmine Free World, UNICEF, Voters for Choice, the National Fair Housing Association, the Christopher Reeve Foundation, and Amnesty International. The Age of Miracles, Carpenter's forthcoming and 12th release, was recorded in Nashville and was released on Zoe/Rounder Records.

Smoky-voiced singer Madeleine Peyroux has achieved critical notice and sales success with her signature "postmodernist coolness" (Los Angeles Times). In her earliest works Peyroux chose "to tread in the footsteps of a lineage of female singers that includes Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Patsy Cline, and has earned herself a coterie of worshipful admirers in the process," according to the Telegraph UK. Peyroux's jazzy sound has evolved on her latest release, Bare Bones, which offers elements of folk, country, and soul/rock from her own pen. Peyroux says her music builds from wariness, to loss, to acceptance, and finally to hope. "I'm really happy that I got to write," says Peyroux. "It feels like a new segment, and it's great work. Deciding to write all the songs on [Bare Bones] was probably the most difficult choice I've had to make since I decided to become a musician."

Ticket holders for the Symphony Hall show may exchange their tickets for reserved seats at Berklee by any of the following methods. Please note: All exchanges must be made through Berklee. Symphony Hall ticket buyers are encouraged to exchange tickets in advance.

  • In advance, in person, during regular Berklee Box Office hours (Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.) 
  • By mail to: Attn: Box Office, Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave., Boston, MA 02115 
  • In person on the evening of the performance. The Box Office will open at 4:00 p.m. on June 27.
$56.50, $46.50, reserved seating