Carrie Newcomer w/Jenn Gooch 4/9/16 First Unitarian Church
legendary singer-songwriter from Bloomington, Indiana
Saturday April 9 7:30 pm doors with opener Jenn Gooch
all ages welcome $20 advance / $25 door
First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Ave., Shadyside
Parking: Surrounding streets, or Winchester Thurston school parking lot across the street from the church.
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-682-0591
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Tickets also available at Acoustic Music Works, Caliban Books, Sound Cat Records, and Dave's Music Mine.
Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator, described as a prairie mystic by the Boston Globe and a voice as rich as Godiva chocolate" by Rolling Stone. She has toured with Alison Krauss, and Nickel Creek recorded her song I Shouldve Known Better, on their Grammy-winning album This Side.
In 2009 and 2011, Newcomer was cultural ambassador to India, and released an interfaith collaborative benefit album Everything is Everywhere with sarod master Amjad Ali Khan. In 2012 Carrie Newcomer traveled to Kenya, performing in schools, hospitals, spiritual communities and AIDS hospitals. In 2013 Carrie visited organizations dedicated to non-violent conflict resolution through the arts and the empowerment of women in the Middle East.
Huffington Post Religion Community listed her song Holy as the Day is Spent as one of the best spiritual songs of 2012. She was listed as one of the most influential folk musicians by Chicagos WFMT and Bostons WBEZ. In 2014, Available Light Records released her album A Permeable Life. Newcomer also has 14 national releases on Concord/Rounder Records including; The Geography of Light, The Gathering of Spirits and Before and After. In 2014 Newcomer also released her first companion book, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays, influenced by her recent collaborations with influential authors, scientists and theologians, such as Parker J. Palmer, Jill Bolte Taylor, Phillip Gulley, Scott Russell Sanders and Rabbi
Recent appearances on PBS Religion and Ethics and Krista Tippetts On Being have focused on her use of songwriting as a spiritual practice, as well as her work in social justice and interfaith dialogue. As a contemplative Quaker, she cuts across secular and spiritual boundaries, and in recent years, Newcomer has emerged as a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social and environmental justice.
Jenn Gooch is a visual artist and musician who grew up in a Pentecostal community in Dallas, Texas and currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She owns/operates a textile studio and plays a blazing fiddle. Find out more at http://www.jenngooch.com/
First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh (View)
605 Morewood Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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