Acclaimed songwriters (and longtime friends) Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin share the stage as an intimate duo, performing material spanning their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs. They will perform Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m., at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Tickets, priced at $35 and $40, are now on sale at the venue and online at www.rivieratheatre.org. Charge by phone at 716-692-2413.
Chapin Carpenter has recorded 12 albums and has sold more than 13 million records. With hits including "Passionate Kisses" and "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals, and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October. "Ashes and Roses," her current album, features a special duet with James Taylor on the track "Soul Companion." http://www.marychapincarpenter.com/
Shawn Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, including two for the hit single "Sunny Came Home," and has been nominated for another seven. She has released 10 albums, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures and created a remarkable canon of work. In June, Colvin released her eighth studio album, "All Fall Down." Recorded in Nashville and produced by her longtime friend Buddy Miller, it features a group of stellar musicians, including Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan. The album's release coincided with the publication of Shawn's memoir, "Diamond In The Rough," which looks back over a rich lifetime of highs and lows with stunning insight and candor. http://www.shawncolvin.com/