Carrie Newcomer

Carrie Newcomer is a Grammy winning songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator. In recent years, she has become a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice and interfaith dialogue. Her ability for sharp observation of the world led 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'." In 2012, Carrie released her 13th album on Rounder Records, "Kindred Spirits" with prior albums including the critically acclaimed "The Geography of Light", "The Gathering of Spirits", and "Before and After".

She has toured with Alison Krauss in Europe and the U.S. Nickel Creek recorded Newcomer’s song “I Should’ve Known Better”, on their Grammy-winning album "This Side." She was listed as one of “The 50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years” by Chicago’s WFMT. In the fall of 2009 and 2011, Newcomer was a cultural ambassador to India invited by the American Embassy of India to tour the country performing for Indian audiences and visiting community services organizations. In October 2011, she released her interfaith collaborative benefit album "Everything is Everywhere" with world master of the Indian Sarod, Amjad Ali Khan.

In June 2012, Carrie Newcomer traveled to Kenya, Africa performing in schools, hospitals, spiritual Communities, and AIDS clinics. She internationally facilitates workshops and presents keynotes on the topics of songwriting, spirituality, and vocation. In 2011 and 2012, she joined Parker J. Palmer in events based on his book Healing the Heart of Democracy.