You may recognize Winston-Salem native and singer-songwriter Sarah Siskind from the ABC hit “Nashville” and her equally talented husband Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters. The duo are working on an album to be released later this year as Sunliner, which has performed at Rooster Walk and Red Wing Roots festivals, among others. Sunliner debuted with a new drummer, the venerable Jeff Sipe, at White Squirrel Festival in Brevard in May.
Book and Siskind, who performed at The Rives Theatre on Valentine’s Day 2015 (did I mentioned they are married?) , are opening for the incomparable Mary Chapin Carpenter at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at the historic Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. Carpenter is touring in support of her new full-length album, “The Things That We Are Made Of,” which was released in May to critical acclaim.
Produced by 2016 Producer of the Year Grammy-nominee Dave Cobb, the album features 11 new songs, including the lead track “Something Tamed Something Wild,” which premiered on Rolling Stone: “…beautifully sums up where she’s been and sets the stage for what’s yet to come… ‘Something Tamed Something Wild,’ and indeed the entire new album finds the songwriter at her most thoughtful and also at times sweetly whimsical, perfectly capturing the buoyant spirit of her early successes and also serving as a reminder that she remains one of the most grounded, sentient songwriters of her generation.”
Carpenter has recorded 15 albums and sold more than 14 million records. With hits like ”Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2014, Carpenter released her debut orchestral album, “Songs From The Movie.” Arranged and co-produced by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, the record is comprised of 10 previously recorded compositions including “Between Here and Gone” and “Come On Come On.” Since its release, Carpenter has performed alongside the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra, the L.A. Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra among many others. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to hear give an unforgettable performance with the Charlotte Symphony Pops in March 2015.
Tickets range from $95 for premium orchestra pit seating to $25, depending on location. Learn more here.