Carrie Newcomer & Over the Rhine
March 8 @ 8:00 pm
Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer invites listeners to “pause the perpetual motion” of their lives with her elegantly layered, engaging and often contemplative songs. Described as a “soaring songstress” by Billboard, Newcomer’s spiritually progressive music is grounded in earthy truths. Newcomer has been dubbed “A poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend and lover, minister of the wide-eyed gospel of hope and grace” by author Barbara Kingsolver, and was listed as one of “The 50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years” by Chicago’s WFMT.
Over the Rhine, comprised of husband-wife songwriters Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, have been performing an honest yet hopeful brand of songwriting since forming in Cincinnati in 1989. Ethereal and earthy at once, their arrangements and lyrics are subtly satisfying. Paste Magazine has praised their music as “lovely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting.” The duo has shared the stage with Bob Dylan, John Prine, Adrian Belew, Squeeze, Ani DiFranco, My Morning Jacket, Hem, and toured as “adjunct” members of Cowboy Junkies.
Friday, March 8