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Mary Chapin Carpenter on World Cafe | August 7, 2012

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Five-time Grammy winner and New Jersey native Mary Chapin Carpenter has been cranking out country and folk standards for nearly a quarter of a century. Her recent 11th album, Ashes and Roses, finds the singer-songwriter reflecting on grief over her father's death, her recent divorce and concerns about her own health.

Carpenter suffered a pulmonary embolism in 2007, which forced a certain amount of personal reflection. In this session of World Cafe, she plays songs from Ashes and Roses — including "Chasing What's Already Gone," which touches on how recovery from a serious illness has changed her outlook on life. She also talks with World Cafe host David Dye about how her experiences with divorce, illness and death all blend together. (link)


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Yeasayer “Wait For the Summer” All Hour Cymbals
Lainne La Havas “Is Your Love Big Enough” Is Your Love Big Enough
Finley Quaye “Even After All” Maverick a Strike
Foster the People “Don’t Stop” Torches
((Mary Chapin Carpenter “Don’t Need Much to be Happy” Recorded Live for the World Café))
Mary Chapin Carpenter “Learning the World” Recorded Live for the World Café
Mary Chapin Carpenter “Chasing What’s Already Gone” Recorded Live for the World Café
Mary Chapin Carpenter “New Year’s Day” Recorded Live for the World Café
((Mary Chapin Carpenter “Transcendental Reunion” Recorded Live for the World Café))
Rhett Miller “Out of Love” The Dreamer
Bright Eyes “Shell Games” The People’s Key
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings “100 Days” 100 Days, 100 Nights
Allen Stone “What I’ve Seen” Allen Stone


Twin Shadow “Golden Light” Confess
Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” Talking Heads ‘77
Yo La Tengo “Mr. Tough” I am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Shawn Colvin “All Fall Down” All Fall Down
The Decemberists “Down By the Water” The King is Dead
((Mumford & Sons “Little Lion Man” Sigh No More))
Electric Guest “This Head I Hold” Modo
Split Enz “One Step Ahead” Best of Split Enz: History Never Repeats
Metric “Youth Without Youth” Synthetica
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Man on Fire” Here
Steve Winwood “Why Can’t We Live Together” About Time
((George Mann Orchestra “A Man and a Woman” Theme from A Man and a Woman))
Freelance Whales “Locked Out” Diluvia
Jenny Lewis “See Fernando” Acid Tongue
Father John Misty “I’m Writing a Novel” Fear Fun
((Jim Keller “Sad Ending” Sunshine in My Pocket))