Mary Chapin Carpenter Set to Perform at the Democratic National Convention.
Mary Chapin Carpenter has accepted an invitation to make a special appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles on August 16 to perform her poignant song "Why Walk When You Can Fly." The song, from her Grammy winning and double platinum album "Stones In The Road," will be enhanced for the occasion by the illustrious 125 piece Los Angeles based choir, Angel City Chorale. Mary Chapin's performance will immediately follow the acceptance speech by Vice Presidential nominee Senator Joe Leiberman.
Throughout her career the singer/songwriter has combined her love of live performance with a deep commitment to improving the world around her. For the past couple of years Carpenter has played a part in raising funds for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation Ban the Landmine Initiative by having silk scarves, hand-loomed by landmine victims from Cambodian villages, sold at her concerts. Later this year Carpenter, along with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Guy Clarke, John Prine and Nancy Griffith, will embark on a northeast tour of the United States to bring more awareness to this cause.
Carpenter has just concluded her summer acoustic tour with a show at the Edmonton Folk Festival in Edmonton, Alberta. She will soon hit the recording studio to record her seventh studio album on Columbia Records.
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|Date:||Aug 15, 2000|
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