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Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin image courtesy of the University at Buffalo
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin image courtesy of the University at Buffalo

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin together on stage at UBCFA


Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:05 pm

Friday, Oct. 20

Submitted by the University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Grammy Award-winning artists Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin together on stage on Friday, Oct. 20, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show range from $45-$69.

With hits like “Passionate Kisses,” “I Feel Lucky” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Chapin Carpenter has won five Grammys (with 16 nominations), two Country Music Association Awards, and two Academy of Country Music Awards. She is one of only 15 female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold over 16 million records. In 2020, she recorded two albums: “The Dirt And The Stars,” released in August 2020, and “One Night Lonely,” recorded live without an audience at the legendary Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Virginia during the COVID-19 shutdown (nominated for the 2022 Grammy for Best Folk Album).

Colvin stopped the industry in its tracks with her arresting 1989 debut, “Steady On.” The following spring, Colvin took home the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, establishing herself as a mainstay in the singer-songwriter genre. In the ensuing 30 years, Colvin has won three Grammys, released 13 superlative albums, written a critically acclaimed memoir, maintained a nonstop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable canon of work. Colvin triumphed at the 1998 Grammy, winning both Record and Song of the Year for the Top 10 hit "Sunny Came Home," from the Platinum-selling album “A Few Small Repairs.”

Colvin was recently honored with an induction into the 2019 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, alongside legendary artists Lyle Lovett and Buddy Guy.

Tickets for Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16. Venue online presale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.commarychapincarpenter.com, shawncolvin.com, ubcfa.org or in person at the Center for the Arts ticket office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (noon to -5 p.m.) The ticket office will also open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday for the general on sale. For ticket information, call 716-645-2787 or [email protected].

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