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 EventsJan24Fri12:00 pm Sharon & Dave Thormahlen @ Benton Center AtriumSharon & Dave Thormahlen @ Benton Center AtriumJan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pmSharon & Dave Thormahlen For over 30 years Dave and Sharon Thormahlen have made their living creating music and musical instruments. Their specialty is in the folk harp with Dave having built over 1400 instruments and Sharon having published 16 … Continue reading →Jan25Sat8:00 pm Buffalo Romeo @ Troubadour MusicBuffalo Romeo @ Troubadour MusicJan 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pmBuffalo Romeo A CORVALLIS CONCERT to celebrate the release of their brand new EP — Buffalo Romeo in 2020 — and the continuing success of their YouTube hit, Hang On Ruthie! Lea Jones and Keenan Dorn, aka Buffalo Romeo, kick … Continue reading →Jan31Fri7:30 pm Best Cellar @ Methodist ChurchBest Cellar @ Methodist ChurchJan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm7:30 Randy McCoy and Family Randy McCoy is a local musician and co-owner of the Little Gym of Corvallis His song “26 Reasons”, inspired by the Sandy Hook shooting, appears on the CD Connecticut Voices for Heroes. 8:30 Rita Brown … Continue reading →Feb1Sat7:00 pm Contra: Coriolis with Eric Curl @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational ChurchContra: Coriolis with Eric Curl @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational ChurchFeb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pmCoriolis Dave Hamlin – fiddle, mandolin, Jon Neff – guitar, bass, Victor Fiore -fiddle Two thirds of the Steeltones and one third of Mad Robin. Eric Curl Eric started calling in 1996 and called in California and Colorado before moving … Continue reading →Feb3Mon7:00 pm Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows HallCorvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows HallFeb 3 @ 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 →Feb6Thu7:30 pm Jim Malcolm & Susie Malcolm @ First Congregational United Church of ChrisJim Malcolm & Susie Malcolm @ First Congregational United Church of ChrisFeb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pmJim & Susie Malcolm From Scotland Corvallis has a special treat coming on Feb 6. Jim Malcolm has done highly entertaining concerts here before but always by himself. I enjoyed the music they did together when we visited them in … Continue reading →Feb8Sat3:00 pm Karen Sikich and Friends @ First Congregational ChurchKaren Sikich and Friends @ First Congregational ChurchFeb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pmKaren Sikich and Friends a concert benefiting Confluence: Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus Karen Sikich and Friends will perform a concert benefiting Confluence: Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus at 3 PM Saturday, February 8 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, … Continue reading →7:00 pm Lucy Kaplansky @ Whiteside TheatreLucy Kaplansky @ Whiteside TheatreFeb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pmLucy Kaplansky Lucy started out singing in Chicago folk music clubs as a teenager. Then, barely out of high school, Lucy Kaplansky took off for New York City. There she found a fertile community of songwriters and performers—Suzanne Vega, Steve … Continue reading →Feb9Sun2:00 pm RiverRocks @ Emerson VinyardsRiverRocks @ Emerson VinyardsFeb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pmRiverRocks “Rocking the folk out of it since 2003” RiverRocks band melds 2 songwriters and 4 instrumentalists to present songs that connect and lift us. Laurie Childers, Mina Carson, Bill Veley, Michael Everett, Tracy Daugherty, and Joe Casprowiak wield a … Continue reading →Feb10Mon6:30 pm Hoolyeh International Folk Dance @ UU Fellowship Social HallHoolyeh International Folk Dance @ UU Fellowship Social HallFeb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pmThe Hoolyeh International Folk Dancers will be meeting starting September 9, 2019, once a month on the 2nd Monday at the UU Fellowship Social Hall, 2945 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97330. We will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 with … Continue reading →