Presented by: Bloomington Roots & 505 Live
Where: FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
General Admission: $USD 20.00
VIP: $USD 30.00
|Saturday, March 21st 7:30 pm||Buy Tickets|
Bloomington Roots + 505 Live Presents: Carrie Newcomer & the River Ducks as part of the Hand Picked Music Series.
The Hand Picked Music Series brings in some of the nation’s most notable acoustic musicians to the 505 Theater at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts. This beautiful space boasts vaulted ceilings and gorgeous acoustics all in an intimate space, seating 150.
Carrie Newcomer is a performer, recording artist, and educator, described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe. Her song “I Should’ve Known Better” appeared on Nickel Creek’s Grammy award-winning gold-certified album This Side, and she earned a regional Emmy for the PBS special An Evening with Carrie Newcomer. Carrie is the 2019 recipient of the Shalem Institute Contemplative Voices Award. Recent media appearances include PBS’s Religion and Ethics and Krista Tippett’s On Being.
In the fall of 2009 and 2011 Newcomer was a cultural ambassador to India, invited by the American Embassy of India, resulting in her interfaith collaborative benefit album Everything is Everywhere with world master of the Indian Sarod, Amjad Ali Khan, and his sons Ayan and Amaan. In 2012 and 2013 Carrie traveled to Kenya and the Middle East, performing in schools, spiritual communities and AIDS hospitals. Carrie has 17 nationally released albums on Available Light and Rounder Records, including The Point of Arrival, The Beautiful Not Yet, A Permeable Life, and Everything is Everywhere. Newcomer has also released two companion books of poetry and essays, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays and The Beautiful Not Yet: Poems, Essays, & Lyrics.
In 2016, Carrie presented the Goshen College commencement address and was awarded an honorary degree in Music for Social Change. She regularly works with Parker J. Palmer in live programs, including Healing the Heart of Democracy: A Gathering of Spirits for the Common Good and What We Need is Here: Hope, Hard Times, and Human Possibility. Newcomer and Palmer also are actively collaborating on The Growing Edge, a website, podcast, and retreat. Spirituality and Health Magazine named The Growing Edge collaboration as one of the top ten spiritual leaders and programs for the next 20 years. Three of Newcomer’s songs are included in Palmer’s newest book. Other special collaborations include presentations with neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor, author Rabbi Sandy Sasso, and environmental author Scott Russell Sanders.
Carrie lives in the woods of southern Indiana with her husband and two shaggy dogs.
Doors: Saturday 6:45pm | The River Ducks: 7:30pm | Carrie Newcomer: 8:00pm
VIP ticket holders will have seats reserved in the front; general admission tickets will allow ticket holders access to open seating outside of the reserved section. The show is expected to last 90 min. If tickets have not sold out in advance, they will be available to purchase at the door by cash only.
Will Call: Prior to the day of the show Will-Call may be claimed from the BCT Box Office (114 East Kirkwood Ave, open Mon – Fri 11am – 6pm, Sat & Sun noon – 5pm). On the day of the show Will-Call will open at the venue at 6:45pm.
505 W 4th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
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