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 EventsNov25Mon7:30 pm Special Contra: Faux Paws with G... @ OSU MU BallroomSpecial Contra: Faux Paws with G... @ OSU MU BallroomNov 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pmSpecial Monday Contra Dance Faux Paws Andrew and Noah first started making music with Chris in 2010 and they honed their blend traveling all over North America in the popular dance band Great Bear. Ostensibly based in Brattleboro, VT – … Continue reading →Dec2Mon7:00 pm Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows HallCorvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows HallDec 2 @ 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 →Dec6Fri7:30 pm Best Cellar @ Methodist ChurchBest Cellar @ Methodist ChurchDec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm7:30 Choro Na Cozinha Kimberly Cullen (pandeiro), Spencer Doidge (7-string guitar) John Bliss (mandolin) Bill Pfender (clarinet). Choro na Cozinha: (“Choro in the Kitchen”). Choro is a lively, lyrical genre of Brazilian music. Syncopated and harmonically complex, it is the … Continue reading →Dec7Sat7:00 pm The Gothard Sisters @ Whiteside TheatreThe Gothard Sisters @ Whiteside TheatreDec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pmThe Gothard Sisters Celtic Christmas The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic group of three sisters, whose impressive array of talents have set them apart as one of the most refreshing and compelling acts in Celtic music today. The sisters’ unpredictable … Continue reading →7:30 pm Contra: Uncle Farmer with Susan ... @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational ChurchContra: Uncle Farmer with Susan ... @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational ChurchDec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pmUncle Farmer Uncle Farmer is Ben Schreiber on fiddle and Michael Sokolovsky on guitar. With an Irish and New England sound at its core, the duo is known for its original dance tunes, modern twists on old favorites, and sets … Continue reading →Dec9Mon6:30 pm Hoolyeh International Folk Dance @ UU Fellowship Social HallHoolyeh International Folk Dance @ UU Fellowship Social HallDec 9 @ 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 →Dec10Tue7:00 pm Local Folk Open Stage @ Corvallis Arts CenterLocal Folk Open Stage @ Corvallis Arts CenterDec 10 @ 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 →Dec13Fri7:00 pm Mark O’Connor: An Appalachian Ch... @ Whiteside TheatreMark O’Connor: An Appalachian Ch... @ Whiteside TheatreDec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pmMark O’Connor An Appalachian Christmas Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas album (2011) reached the #1 ranking on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album charts and has been in the top five each year since. Hailed by critics from the Wall Street Journal, New … Continue reading →Dec14Sat7:30 pm WINTERDANCE a Celtic Christmas C... @ First Presbyterian ChurchWINTERDANCE a Celtic Christmas C... @ First Presbyterian ChurchDec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pmWINTERDANCE a Celtic Christmas Celebration Molly’s Revenge special guest vocalist Amelia Hogan The Murray Irish Dancers (out of Portland) Molly’s Revenge, whose lineup includes bagpipes, fiddle, whistle, guitar, mandola, and bodhran, have toured extensively in the USA as well as … Continue reading →Dec21Sat7:30 pm Contra: Bandwidth with Rich Goss @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational ChurchContra: Bandwidth with Rich Goss @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational ChurchDec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pmBandwidth Gordy Euler – fiddle, piano Kieth Mo – fiddle Carl Thor – piano, mandolin Rich Goss Most weekends, and sometimes on weekdays, I can be found in a dance hall somewhere calling, playing, doing sound, or contra … Continue reading →