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Mary Chapin Carpenter: A Thanksgiving Special

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Mary Chapin Carpenter: A Thanksgiving Special

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Mary Chapin Carpenter: A Thanksgiving Special

Mary Chapin Carpenter: A Thanksgiving Special

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Songs from the Farmhouse

Mary Chapin Carpenter performs songs from her latest album, 'Between Here and Gone'

Mary Chapin Carpenter in Studio on All Things Considered - 11/25/2004

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Mary Chapin Carpenter in Studio on All Things Considered - 11/25/2004

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Mary Chapin Carpenter in Studio on All Things Considered - 11/25/2004

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Mary Chapin Carpenter in Studio on All Things Considered - 11/25/2004

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Mary Chapin Carpenter in Studio on All Things Considered - 11/25/2004

Only Available in Archive Formats.

In the world of country and folk music, Mary Chapin Carpenter is regarded as one of the most prolific songwriters today. When she's not touring, Carpenter is at her white farmhouse at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains — a quiet place that she and her husband, Tim Smith, call Elysium.

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Traci Goudie

For an All Things Considered Thanksgiving Day special, NPR's Michele Norris visits Carpenter's home, where the singer and her longtime collaborators John Jennings and Jon Carroll perform songs from her latest album, Between Here and Gone.