Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator. She has been described as a soaring songstress by Billboard and a prairie mystic by the Boston Globe. The Austin Statesman described her as having a voice as rich as Godiva chocolate and Rolling Stone once said, she asks all the right questions. Most simply put, the Dallas Morning News said, she's the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, 'that is so true.
Recent appearances on PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and National Award Winning Krista Tippetts On Being, have focused on her use of creative art-form as a spiritual/mindfulness practice, her work in social/ environmental justice, interfaith dialogue, progressive spirituality and as a champion for a new political conversation. She has toured with Alison Krauss Europe and the U.S. Nickel Creek recorded Newcomers song I Shouldve Known Better on their Grammywinning album This Side. In the fall of 2009 and 2011, Newcomer was a cultural ambassador to India invited by the American Embassy of India. In October 2011, she released her interfaith collaborative benefit album Everything is Everywhere with world master of the Indian Sarod, Amjad Ali Khan. In June 2012, Carrie Newcomer traveled to Kenya, Africa 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 50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years by Chicagos WFMT and Bostons WBEZ listed her as one of the most influential folk artists of the last 25 years.
Newcomer, a contemplative Quaker, cuts across secular and spiritual boundaries. In recent years, Newcomer has emerged as a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social and environmental justice. Carrie internationally facilitates workshops and presents keynotes on the topics of songwriting, spirituality & vocation in secular, college/educational and spiritual settings.
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