Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “One Night Lonely” concert special premieres tomorrow on PBS, live album version out today

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, August 13, 2021

Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “One Night Lonely” concert special will make its broadcast debut across PBS stations beginning tomorrow, August 14—check local listings HERE. A rare solo performance, the one-of-a-kind show was recorded this past November at Carpenter’s favorite venue, Virginia’s legendary Wolf Trap, and features songs from across her acclaimed career including several from her latest record, The Dirt And The Stars.

In addition to the PBS broadcast, a special live album version, One Night Lonely, is available today (stream/purchase HERE), while a full concert DVD featuring bonus interview footage from PBS can now be pre-ordered HERE.

Of the performance, Carpenter reflects, “Strange yet magical, those are my words to describe the feeling of being alone on this hometown stage at Wolf Trap. I was struck by the stillness of the empty seats and the lonely echo of all this space. While I missed seeing the audience and feeling that connection, I was so grateful for the opportunity to play a show during the pandemic shut down.”

“One Night Lonely” follows the release of Carpenter’s widely hailed new album, The Dirt And The Stars, which is out now via Lambent Light Records (stream/purchase here). Produced by Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon) the album was recorded entirely live at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in southwest England and was released to widespread critical praise.

Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold over 14 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and is one of only fifteen female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

1. The Age of Miracles
2. Chasing What’s Already Gone
3. Farther Along and Further In
4. Sometimes Just The Sky
5. I Have A Need For Solitude
6. Something Tamed, Something Wild
7. Houston
8. I Take My Chances
9. Grand Central Station
10. All Broken Hearts Break Differently
11. This Shirt
12. I Am A Town
13. Stones In The Road
14. Heroes And Heroines
15. Old D-35
16. This Is Love
17. John Doe No. 24
18. Don’t Need Much To Be Happy
19. He Thinks He’ll Keep Her
20. Why Shouldn’t We
21. Twilight
22. Late For Your Life
23. The Hard Way
24. Between The Dirt And The Stars
25. The Things That We Are Made Of
26. Traveler’s Prayer