Emily Barker in conversation with Mary Chapin Carpenter - Wed Oct 28

Article Contributed by HearthMusic | Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

In the summer of 2020, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Emily Barker were due to be on the road together touring throughout the United States. Obviously, that did not happen. They have however, both separately released brand new, critically acclaimed albums!

During their time touring together over the past few years, the two have become close friends and on Wednesday 28th October 11am Eastern, you can join them in conversation as they talk about their new albums, where they're finding inspiration in 2020, as well as there'll be a couple of songs played live and the opportunity to ask a question yourself. ​Go to INSTAGRAM @americanafest to listen in.

Mary Chapin said about Emily

“As Emily’s tour mate for over two years, I had the opportunity to observe her enchanting the audience every night with her songs, her singing and her stellar musicianship. Now, with her new album, she takes the listener to beautiful, deeper places that will cement her standing as one of acoustic/Americana music’s most original and gifted artists.” ​Mary Chapin Carpenter

Emily said about Mary Chapin

“I’ve had the honour of opening shows and singing harmonies with Mary Chapin Carpenter on extensive tours throughout the USA and UK in the past few years. It is beautiful to witness how deeply her audience connect with her songs - as if they are treasured friends who’ve seen them through life’s changing seasons. Her new album, The Dirt and The Stars, is a stunning record, full of healing and beauty and when I put it on, I am transported to a stage, stood beside Mary Chapin, singing a harmony and looking out at a crowd enraptured by the power of her storytelling.” ​ Emily Barker