Ashes And Roses
Label: New Rounder
Following up 2010's The Age of Miracles, Carpenter delivers another solid set of well-constructed, gentle folk with country touches. On Ashes and Roses, she delves deep into both her life-long struggle with depression and her most recent triumphs. With a voice that is matured but not world-weary, she whisper-sings subtle, indefinably melancholy poetry. The results: another understatedly complex album of perfectly lit modern folk.