We are thrilled to welcome back West Side Folk audience favorite Carrie Newcomer, this time, for the first time in Lawrence, with pianist Gary Walters.
Carrie Newcomer's music has always explored the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. Over the course of her career she has become a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice and interfaith dialogue. Her ability for sharp observation of the world lead the Dallas Morning News to rave, "She's the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, 'that is so true.'" She has been described as "a soaring songstress" by Billboard, a "prairie mystic" by the Boston Globe and Rolling Stone has declared that Newcomer "asks all the right questions." Author Barbara Kingsolver wrote, "She's a poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend and lover, minister of the wide-eyed gospel of hope and grace." Rosanne Cash says" Carrie is a touchstone of authenticity in an image-driven, media-defined musical world. She is a beautiful singer and songwriter, and deeply refreshing" while Mary Chapin Carpenter says "I love Carrie Newcomer. She writes and sings about what is most personal to her and in doing so she speaks to the wider world. . . the song "Geodes" will make you catch your breath with its wisdom and beauty..."
Bestselling author Jim Wallis says "Carrie Newcomer inspires me. She integrates her music and lyrics with her faith and passion for justice. Her music tells stories of the lives and struggles, the hopes and dreams, of immigrants, single mothers and -wage workers. They are stories of real life that teach spiritual truths. And hovering over all the stories "there is a spirit moving" -a spirit of hope and grace, a spirit calling us to "be not afraid." and author Philip Gulley says "I feel the same way every time I hear Carrie singamazed, inspired, and envious. Envious that someone can capture in one sentence a feeling that takes me a book to describe. "
Pianist Gary Walters is an in demand pianist who, though best known as a jazz pianist, has extensive experience working in symphonic settings, musical theater, and as touring pianist for such soul legends as Martha Reeves, the Marvelettes, and the Crystals, and has recorded and toured extensively with Carrie Newcomer in recent years. This will be his first appearance with her in Lawrence.
The Pavilion at the Lied Center (View)
1600 Stewart Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045
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