Sony Music Nashville has announced that Mary Chapin Carpenter’s new release, Between Here and Gone will hit stores on April 27. The release is Carpenter’s first album of new material in three years, following 2001’s Time*Sex*Love*.
Carpenter wrote all of the 12 tracks and recorded them in Nashville. Helping out at the sessions were Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Dan Dugmore (steel guitar), and Rob Ickes (dobro). The title track was inspired by the death of the singer-songwriter Dave Carter.
Carpenter told ICE Magazine that the new work, which focuses on the theme of travel and transition, is quieter and more introspective than much of her earlier work. Carpenter played some of the new material for the first time on Feb. 20 in New York City, at a benefit for Housing Works, Inc – a non-profit agency that provides housing, healthcare, advocacy and other services to homeless people living with HIV and AIDS.