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December 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A Zoom Music Concert with Carrie Newcomer

Event Description

“We have all lived through a time of great unraveling. Yet, with great disruption comes a possibility for change.
We can’t just be healed; we must be transformed.”
Carrie Newcomer


The soulful wisdom of singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, dubbed a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe, offers a balm for this anxious and exhausted age of pandemic and political upheaval.

In her songs and poems, Newcomer tells the universal human story of loss, resiliency, spiritual connection, and hope with the grace, compassion, and humor that characterizes her work. She turns our eyes and ears to the growing edges of our lives, and to the liminal spaces—“betwixt and between” times—urging us to “notice what went unnoticed. And then redeeming those bits and pieces by making something new,” as she writes in the poem Liminality.

Carrie is known for her low and resonant voice “..as rich as Godiva Chocolate” according to The Austin Statesman, for her musical depth and the progressive spiritual content of her songs, poetry and workshops, and for her continued work in justice, spiritual and interfaith communities, and health and hunger organizations.

Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator. She has been described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and one who “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Carrie has 19 nationally released albums.

Recent appearances include PBS Religion and Ethics and Krista Tippett’s On Being. In 2009 and 2011 Newcomer was invited by the American Embassy of India to be a cultural ambassador, resulting in her interfaith benefit album Everything is Everywhere with master of the Indian Sarod, Amjad Ali Khan. In 2016 Carrie was awarded an honorary degree in Music for Social Change from Goshen College. In 2019 she received The Shalem Institutes’s Contemplative Voices Award.In recent years Carrie joined with the author Parker J. Palmer on several projects, including The Growing Edge collaboration which explores growing edges, personally, vocationally and politically. Together they create live events, personal growth retreats, and the highly rated The Growing Edge Podcast.During the COVID-19 pandemic, Carrie was involved with many creative online projects, including the creation of her own streaming studio, Available Light Studios. She lives in the wooded hills of South Central Indiana with her husband and two shaggy rescue dogs.


December 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm