“Rapturously tuneful, Newcomer’s material asks all the right questions and refuses to settle for easy answers.” - Rolling Stone
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer pays a visit to the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Thursday, April 14th at 7PM. Newcomer will delight fans with songs from her extensive repertoire including her most recent release, Before and After.
Newcomer has been praised by the Associated Press for uniting her “rich voice with equally rich lyrics to weave a tapestry of life and hope.” Before and After combines the very best of Newcomer’s folk-roots sound, overlaid with Appalachian and classical influences. The San Jose Mercury News said “The singer-songwriter crafts compositions that are as meaningful as they are lovely. The melodies are memorable, the lyrics eloquent. And they’re delivered to perfection via her rich, warm, soulful voice.”
Newcomer’s prior albums include Regulars & Refugees, The Age of Possibility, The Gathering of Spirits, the Betty’s Diner collection and The Geography of Light, which earned her Artist of the Year and Album of the Year from Folk Wax Magazine. Her recordings have been praised in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Acoustic Guitar, Performing Songwriter, and many other outlets. She has toured with Alison Krauss and Union Station, and her song “I Should’ve Known Better” was recorded by Nickel Creek on their Grammy® winning, gold-selling album This Side.
Spring 2011 will bring the release of Newcomer’s newest project Everything is Everywhere. During the summer of 2010, Newcomer, came together with Indian sarod masters Amjad, Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan, along with Grammy® nominated percussionist Jim Brock and pianist Gary Walters, to record this exciting collaborative project. A love for haunting melodies, an attraction to compelling rhythms and a sense of deep spiritual grounding are the connecting threads in this new collection, creating an elegant and extraordinary bridge between Indian classical tradition and Western songwriting form. Newcomer, the Kahn’s, Brock and Walters have created a unique and mesmerizing show based on the album, which will tour India in the Fall of this year.
Tickets available at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686, and online at IHEG.com.