Bryant Liggett

Elle Carpenter’s new album is a return to folk

Elle Carpenter’s music career is an exercise in diversity.

A Vermont native, one-time Los Angeles resident, actress, musician and now Durango local, Carpenter has been writing songs since she was 19. Her recording career includes four album releases, and her latest, “Life Just Happens to You,” came out this week.

Bryant Liggett is a freelance writer and KDUR station manager. Reach him at

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