On April 27, Mary Chapin Carpenter returns with a new album, The Age Of Miracles, the follow up to 2008’s Christmas-themed Come Darkness, Come Night and 2007’s Grammy-nominated album The Calling. The album is due on Zoe/Rounder Records, and is the five time Grammy-winning artist’s twelfth overall. Miracles features guest vocals by Vince Gill (on the track “I Put My Ring Back On”) and Alison Krauss on (“I Was a Bird.”)
The album was recorded in Nashville, and produced by Carpenter and long-time collaborator Matt Rollings (Lyle Lovett, Keith Urban). It was recorded and mixed by Chuck Ainlay (Mark Knopfler, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson). Joining Carpenter in the studio were Matt Rollings (piano, B-3 organ), Russ Kunkel (drums), Duke Levine (electric and acoustic guitar), Glenn Worf (bass), Dan Dugmore (steel and 12 string guitar) and Eric Darken (percussion).
Carpenter last appeared on the 2009 album The Village: A Celebration of the Music of Greenwich Village performing “Violets of Dawn,” written by Eric Anderson.