LEXINGTON, Ky.—Musician Carrie Newcomer will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, in Transylvania’s Carrick Theater, located in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Transylvania’s Lilly Project and the Collegium of Religious Organizations.
The Village Voice said of Newcomer that she “has a warm spirit, heated intelligence, burning intellect. Her voice will power through the room…glinting with musical brightness and emotional layers.”
Newcomer has garnered critical acclaim in recent years from the music media (Rolling Stone, USA Today, Acoustic Guitar) and by sharing the stage with a variety of performers, including Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Newcomer’s album titled “Regulars and Refugees,” is a follow-up to “Betty’s Diner: the Best of Carrie Newcomer.” In “Regulars and Refugees,” 13 songs take the listener into Betty’s Diner, to learn the stories behind the different people who frequent the establishment. Her studio album "The Geography of Light" is scheduled for release February 1.
Newcomer has donated proceeds from album sales and benefit concerts to a multitude of charities including The Nature Conservancy, The American Friends Service Committee and Habitat for Humanity. A portion of the proceeds from “Regulars and Refugees” album sales went to Second Harvest, a national food bank network.
For more information, contact the Transylvania public relations office at (859) 233-8120.