Carrie Newcomer to Lead BC Fall Spiritual Focus
Carrie Newcomer, a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice and interfaith dialogue, will lead Bridgewater College’s Fall Spiritual Focus Nov. 13 and 14.
Newcomer will speak and sing at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, and on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. she will give a concert. Both sessions are in the Carter Center for Worship and Music and are free and open to the public.
Newcomer’s music explores the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary.
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.’”
In November, Rounder Records plans on releasing a new compilation of Newcomer’s music titled “Kindred Spirits: A Collection.”
Other CDs by Newcomer include “Before and After,” “The Geography of Light,” “Regulars & Refugees,” “The Age of Possibility” and “The Gathering of Spirits.”
She was listed as one of “the 50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years” by Chicago’s WFMT. In 2010 Newcomer, along with the cast of Wilderness Plots, was honored by the Indiana State Senate and House for special achievement in the arts.
In the fall of 2009 and 2011, Newcomer toured India as a cultural ambassador for the American Embassy. As a result of her time there, she released her 15th CD, “Everything is Everywhere,” a collaboration with Amjad Ali Khan, master of the sarod, a stringed musical instrument used in Indian classical music.
In June 2012, she visited Kenya and performed for the AMPATH public health program and the Umoja Project school and sustainability program.
Newcomer, a Quaker, lives outside Bloomington, Ind., with her husband, Robert Meitus.