Yes, Mary Chapin Carpenter has done it again. Her latest album, The Age of Miracles, is another milestone in her career and it is packed with good stuff. My favorite at the moment is Mrs. Hemingway, a soulful ballad set in Paris as a young American couple (the Hemingways) find their feet in a strange and wonderful city. Unfortunately, the new bride finds herself marginalized as Ernest falls in love with her best friend and discards her. But the song reminisces about those heady days. I quote a few lines:
there’s Sancerre and oysters
and cathedrals and cloisters
and time, with its unerring aim…
Good stuff indeed but there's more, so I'll let you buy the album to find out!
And to top it off, we have tickets to her concert in Town Hall, Birmingham!