Carrie Newcomer is a performer, recording artist, and educator, described as a prairie mystic by the Boston Globe and one who asks all the right questions by Rolling Stone. Her song I Shouldve Known Better appeared on Nickel Creeks Grammy award-winning gold-certified album This Side, and she earned a regional Emmy for the PBS special An Evening with Carrie Newcomer. Carrie is the 2019 recipient of the Shalem Institute Contemplative Voices Award. Recent media appearances include PBSs Religion and Ethics and Krista Tippetts On Being. In the fall of 2009 and 2011 Newcomer was a cultural ambassador to India, invited by the American Embassy of India, resulting in her interfaith collaborative benefit album Everything is Everywhere with world master of the Indian Sarod, Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Ayan and Amaan. In 2012 and 2013 Carrie traveled to Kenya and the Middle East performing in schools, spiritual communities and AIDS hospitals. Carrie has 17 nationally released albums on Available Light and Rounder Records, including The Point of Arrival, The Beautiful Not Yet, A Permeable Life, and Everything is Everywhere. Newcomer has also released two companion books of poetry and essays, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays and The Beautiful Not Yet: Poems, Essays, & Lyrics. Newcomers first theatrical production, Bettys Diner: The Musical, was performed at a sold out run at Purdue University in 2015 and is now available to interested theaters, universities, and spiritual communities.In 2016 Carrie presented the Goshen College commencement address and was awarded an honorary degree in Music for Social Change. She regularly works with Parker J. Palmer in live programs, including Healing the Heart of Democracy: A Gathering of Spirits for the Common Good and What We Need is Here: Hope, Hard Times, and Human Possibility. Newcomer and Palmer also are actively collaborating on The Growing Edge, a website, podcast, and retreat. Spirituality and Health Magazine named The Growing Edge collaboration as one of the top ten spiritual leaders and programs for the next 20 years. Three of Newcomers songs are included in Palmers newest book. Other special collaborations include presentations with neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor, author Rabbi Sandy Sasso, and environmental author Scott Russell Sanders.
Upcoming EventsSep21Sat7:30 pm Contra: Euphemists with Michael ... @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational ChurchContra: Euphemists with Michael ... @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational ChurchSep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pmEuphemists Dave Goldman — piano Alan Snyder — fiddle Paula Hamlin — winds Kaye Blesener — trombone Jerry Nelson — guitar, wind, percussion Enjoy contradancing but miss that Big Band sound? Then you’ll love the Euphemists, a band whose motto … Continue reading →Sep25Wed7:00 pm Peppino D’Agustino @ Lisa's house in Monroe OregonPeppino D’Agustino @ Lisa's house in Monroe OregonSep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pmPeppino D’Agustino A young Sicilian artist left Italy over 30 years ago, with the dream of “playing with the greatest guitarists”. Peppino has achieved his dream and he’s now firmly planted in the “who’s who” of the guitar world. Peppino … Continue reading →Sep27Fri7:30 pm Best Cellar @ Methodist ChurchBest Cellar @ Methodist ChurchSep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm7:30 Sharon and Dave Thormahlen Sharon and Dave have been making beautiful music together in Corvallis for decades. They perform traditional and new music written by Sharon, mostly on instruments made by Dave. 8:30 Wild Hog In The Woods … Continue reading →Sep29Sun7:00 pm Carrie Newcomer @ Whiteside TheatreCarrie Newcomer @ Whiteside TheatreSep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pmCarrie Newcomer Carrie Newcomer is a performer, recording artist, and educator, described as a prairie mystic by the Boston Globe and one who asks all the right questions by Rolling Stone. Her song I Shouldve Known Better appeared on Nickel … Continue reading →Oct5Sat7:30 pm Contra: The Nettles with Laurel ... @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational ChurchContra: The Nettles with Laurel ... @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational ChurchOct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pmThe Nettles The Nettles are well-known on the West Coast for their original approach to contra dance music. Playing traditional music from all over the world, The Nettles create a strong rhythmic groove under soaring improvisations. Rhythmic drive and melodic … Continue reading →Oct6Sun7:00 pm CANCELLED Tracy Grammer @ Unitarian Universalist FellowshipCANCELLED Tracy Grammer @ Unitarian Universalist FellowshipOct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pmUnfortunately, Tracy tore her ACL and has canceled all her concerts through October Buy her CD, Low Tide, FOLK RADIO’S #9 MOST-PLAYED ALBUM OF 2018, as it is apparently excellent (and she needs the money). Tracy Grammer Tracy Grammer first … Continue reading →Oct7Mon7:00 pm Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows HallCorvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows HallOct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmCorvallis Guitar Society The goal of the Corvallis Guitar Society is to act as a catalyst to bring local guitarists out of the woodwork and provide an opportunity to perform and enjoy guitar music in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. … Continue reading →Oct8Tue7:00 pm Local Folk Open Stage @ Corvallis Arts CenterLocal Folk Open Stage @ Corvallis Arts CenterOct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pmLOCAL FOLK This is a collaborative program of CFS and The Arts Center. Free and open to all, the stage is open to individual musicians and groups presenting a variety of music under the large “folk” umbrella. Sign up for … Continue reading →Oct10Thuall-day FAR-West 2019 Music Conference @ Warner Center MarriottFAR-West 2019 Music Conference @ Warner Center MarriottOct 10 – Oct 13 all-day16th Annual FAR-West 2019 Music Conference FAR-West, one of five regions of Folk Alliance International, celebrates folk music through our annual conference. We invite you to join us this October — to listen, celebrate, recognize, and enjoy the richness of … Continue reading →7:00 pm Che Apalache @ Whiteside TheatreChe Apalache @ Whiteside TheatreOct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pmChe Apalache A blend of Appalachian and Latin music Immigration is a powerful topic for Che Apalache bandleader Joe Troop. A polymath, polyglot, and world traveller, Troop left home at a young age, emigrating from this country in search of … Continue reading →