Country of Origin: United States
Carrie Newcomer Biography
Carrie Newcomer (born in Dowagiac, Michigan) is an American singer and songwriter. Performing since 1980, she has released a number of solo albums since 1991, most recently Before and After in 2010 on Rounder Records.
Carrie Newcomer was born in Dowagiac, Michigan, and raised in Elkhart, Indiana.She is currently living in Bloomington, Indiana. She attended Goshen College and received a B.A. in visual art and education from Purdue University. In the 1980s, she was a member of the folk group Stone Soup independently releasing two recordings.
Since 1990, she has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and India gaining increased attention after touring with Alison Krauss and Union Station in Europe and the United States. She released her first solo album, Visions and Dreams, in 1991. Between 1993-2010, Newcomer released twelve solo recordings on Philo/Rounder. Before and After, Newcomer's most recent recording was released in February 2010. Before and After features a harmony by Mary Chapin Carpenter on the title song.
In 2003, her song "I Should've Known Better" appeared on Nickel Creek's Grammy Award-winning and Gold CD This Side.
In 2009 Newcomer toured throughout the country of India as a cultural ambassador for The American Center, the cultural outreach division of the American Embassy located in India. While in India, Newcomer performed concerts, visited community service projects and facilitated workshops. In 2009 Newcomer collaborated with author Jill Bolte Taylor to create the presentation "Transforming Stories."
In 2007, Newcomer collaborated with Quaker author Parker J. Palmer co-writing the song “Two Toasts.” published in 2008 on The Geography of Light. Also that year, she collaborated with Quaker authors Scott Russell Sanders, Philip Gulley and J. Brent Bill to create the PBS special Festival of Friends: An Offering in 4 Quaker Voices. In 2007, she collaborated with Scott Russell Sanders and folk songwriters Krista Detor, Tim Grimm, Michael White and Tom Roznoski to create an album and theatrical production entitled Wilderness Plots, based on songs inspired by the short stories of Scott Russell Sanders about the history and settlement of the Ohio Valley. In 2007, Carrie Newcomer wrote the theme song for the national organization of the YMCA.
Currently, she also facilitates workshops on songwriting, creative writing, faith and vocation and activism and the arts.Newcomer has given a percentage of her album tour sales to a variety of charitable organizations including American Friends Service Committee, America's Second Harvest, The Center for Courage and Renewal, Literacy Volunteers of America.
Carrie Newcomer Discography
Visions and Dreams (1991)
The Bird or the Wing (1995)
My Father's Only Son (1996)
My True Name (1998)
The Age of Possibility (2000)
The Gathering of Spirits (2002)
Betty's Diner: The Best of Carrie Newcomer (2004)
Regulars and Refugees (2005)
The Geography of Light (2008)
Before & After (2010)
Everything Is Everywhere (2012)
Carrie Newcomer Articles / Reviews
CASEY NEILL - BROOKLYN BRIDGE
This guy has a few albums out now and this latest one is a beauty! Great storytelling, singing, arrangements, production - buy it now!
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