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Carrie Newcomer


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Elkhart IN, United States (1991 – present)

Carrie Newcomer (born in Dowagiac, Michigan, on May 25, 1958; raised in Elkhart, Indiana) is an American singer and songwriter. In the 1980s, Newcomer was a member of the pop-folk group Stone Soup which produced two albums. After leaving Stone Soup, she began a solo career and released her first album called Visions and Dreams in 1991. Since then she has released at least twelve additional solo albums on the Philo/Rounder label.

Newcomer is recognised as a rare breed of singer/songwriter: the kind who illuminates life with startling depth, humor and clarity. Her ability for sharp observation of the world lead the Dallas Morning News to rave, “She’s the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, ‘that is so true’.” Mining what is true, Newcomer’s latest Rounder release, Before and After is a multi-layered work that invites the listener to slow down and reflect on the experiences that have changed and shaped our lives. On Before and After, Newcomer remarks, she has “peeled back another musical and emotional layer”. The result is melodious and smooth, infused with classic Newcomer grace and honesty, so that, she says “there is something unguarded and naked about this album.”

Praised by Billboard as a “soaring songstress,” Newcomer is an acclaimed musician who continues to create music from her uniquely spiritual and poignant take on the world.


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  • KevinBDavis

    First heard Carrie on 'The Clean Edge Of Change'. What a wonderful, unique, alto voice. Looking forward to checking out her other songs.

    11 May 4:55pm Reply
  • ALEX_wave_BELL

    Like her songs!!!Amazing!

    2 Jun 2010 Reply
  • traveler5

    I've connected Carrie Newcomer to the group UDERRATED (Seriously Underrated Female Vocalists/Singer-Songwriters). Please check it out.

    16 May 2009 Reply
  • sataraid1

    Sigh. I love Carrie Newcomer, but her songs dig so deeply into my soul it's sometimes almost draining to listen to her. So many songs of hers make me cry. They resonate within me and touch feelings I can't access anywhere else. It's a blessing to become so involved and invested in music, but a curse that I can't listen to it as often as I'd like. I'm almost afraid of losing the emotional connection through repetition. I'm not sure where all this came from, but there you have it. Thank you, Carrie.

    9 Jan 2009 Reply
  • musicdish

    Fans of Carrie Newcomer should also check out Amy Speace...

    2 Jan 2009 Reply
  • valj224

    I just saw the Geography of Light concert at The Ark in Ann Arbor, was my 4th Newcomer concert. She is amazing live...little, powerful, funny. She caresses, belts and captivates...a singer's singer. She is more than a songwriter...she paints pictures with every line. Once you see her live everything changes. You cannot hear any of her songs the same way. You will love her.

    6 Mar 2008 Reply
  • sataraid1

    I attended the Geography of Light release party at the BCT in Bloomington last night. The show was absolutely wonderful, and the new CD is truly a gem. She's going on a lengthy tour now, so go see her! You won't regret it!

    11 Feb 2008 Reply

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