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There are so few real songwriters around anymore that could seriously be called ‘writers of song’…

Mary Chapin Carpenter is ‘still’ one of them…and her latest release, “Ashes And Roses”, continues a tradition of lyrical verse that she set in motion since her debut album, “Hometown Girl”…

Through life’s travels, trials, and tribulations, Chapin has existed, with breathtaking honesty, melancholy and trust, with few stops along the way…

Besides her days being ‘pigeon-holed’ as a ‘country artist’, Chapin was never one you could label ‘genre-wise’, because she can be compared to everyone from Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen to Nick Drake and Tina Vero, and on and on, in the ethos wherever unique writers have existed…

Songs like “What To Keep And What To Throw Away” and “Chasing What’s Already Gone” are immediately recognizable as having that ‘Chapin Staple’ of lyric and melody, while tracks like “The Swords We Carried”, “I Tried Going West”, and “Don’t Need Much To Be Happy”, have that breathless raw soul that allows you to feel deep beneath the confines of what ‘music’ normally portrays…

In a similar style to “Stones In The Road”, (which I personally believe is her most brilliant work to date), “Ashes And Roses” signifies a woman in constant flux, yet someone who is so comfortable with who they are and the muse that courses thru her veins, that she has no trouble tapping into what she is and who she is, and revealing it nakedly thru her music…

Like a great novel or a painting worth studying, Mary Chapin Carpenter continues her artistry on “Ashes And Roses”, and continues allowing us to be the grateful recipients…

 

 


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