Ashes and Roses is the new album from acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. On this, her twelfth studio recording, Carpenter continues to produce writing that is nearly peerless in the way her compositions dig deep into the various extremes of experience. Highlights include the track 'Soul Companion,' which features a special duet with James Taylor. Of the album, Carpenter notes, 'Ashes and Roses speaks to a personal journey that included the end of a marriage, the loss of a parent and a life altering illness. The songs attempt to describe what I saw, felt and experienced along the way.'