Acoustic date for country veteran

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COUNTRY and folk veteran Mary Chapin Carpenter is playing an acoustic date in Tyneside in October, accompanied by long-time pal Shawn Colvin.

The 54-year-old can be seen at the Sage Gateshead on Monday, October 15.

The five-time Grammy Award winner is on the road to promote her latest album, Ashes and Roses, released in June, a follow-up to 2010’s The Age of Miracles.

Her best-known songs include Shut Up and Kiss Me and He Thinks He’ll Keep Her.

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