Joe Newberry

Joe Newberry

Nov 15, 2017 |  0 comments
Date: Nov 15, 2017 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $15 Advance / $20 Door Type: banjo, guitar, fiddle & song
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Known around the world for his clawhammer banjo playing, Joe Newberry is also a powerful guitarist, singer and songwriter. The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song “Singing As We Rise,” featuring guest vocalist Ricky Skaggs, won the 2012 IBMA “Gospel Recorded Performance” Award. With Eric Gibson, he shared the 2013 IBMA “Song of the Year” Award for “They Called It Music.”

A frequent guest on Garrison Keillor‘s A Prairie Home Companion, he was a featured singer on the Transatlantic Sessions 2016 tour of the United Kingdom with fiddler Aly Bain and Dobro master Jerry Douglas, and at the Transatlantic Session’s debut at Merlefest in 2017.  In addition to performing solo, Joe plays in a duo with mandolin icon Mike Compton, sits in the banjo chair with old-time music legends Mike Craver, Bill Hicks, and Jim Watson, and performs with the dynamic fiddler and step-dancer April Verch.

“A musician like Joe embodies the true South. You can’t have too many of these people.” — Garrison Keillor

“His lyrics read like a cross between Longfellow and Johnny Cash. The muse is sometimes gentle and other times rough. But she never strays too far from Joe Newberry’s side.”  — Independent Weekly

“Most contemporary old-time artists get their inspiration from recordings either commercial or field made.  Most of the time the artists spend their energy trying to copy the sound of their source.  Joe Newberry goes one step further… He takes the music and makes it his own, and always respectfully.” — SingOut!

Transatlantic Sessions review… “Appalachian veteran Joe Newberry allied his trenchant, raw-boned holler with lickety-split banjo picking.” — The Scotsman Newspaper

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