— Gastonia native “strengthens her already credible claim to the title of best living American writer.”
— Greensboro praised (?) as “that true American anomaly – a place where there seem to be more people writing serious books than reading them.”
— Much to applaud, per usual, about Mary Chapin Carpenter‘s country-and-Eastern show last night in Charlotte. “I Am a Town,” her tribute to the sad two-lane from D.C. to the Outer Banks, always moves me. Also notable: on bass guitar, Chapel Hill’s ubiquitous Don Dixon.