We are honored to welcome Carrie Newcomer and Pianist Gary Walters to our stage in celebration of our 350th year as North Congregational Church of Portsmouth!
NEWCOMER SAFETY PROTOCOLS - Fall 2021
After consulting with epidemiologists and in the interest of the safety of band members and touring personnel, the safety of fans and the safety of the staff at the many venues around the country that we have come to know so well over the last several decades, Carrie Newcomer and her team will require proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test (w/in 48 hours) for entry into all of her indoor shows for the remainder of 2021.
Masks will be required as well for all those in attendance, and for all staff at the venues. If vaccination rates improve, and infection rates begin to stabilize, we can revisit down the road, but this is where we are. We very much want the shows to go forward. Safely of course.
Carrie and her touring musicians and any crew are fully-vaccinated.
We look forward to seeing you and making some much needed music.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer, and educator. She has been described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and, “asks all the right questions,” by Rolling Stone, “a voice as rich as Godiva chocolate.” by The Austin Statesman, and, "She's the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, 'that is so true.’” by The Dallas Morning News. Recent appearances on PBS’s Religion and Ethics and the National Award Winning Krista Tippett’s On Being, have focused on her use of creative art-form as a spiritual/mindfulness practice, her work in social/ environmental justice, interfaith dialogue, progressive spirituality and as a champion for a new political conversation.
She has toured with Alison Krauss in Europe and the United States. Nickel Creek recorded Newcomer’s song, “I Should’ve Known Better,” on their Grammy-winning album, This Side. In the fall of 2009 and 2011 Newcomer was a cultural ambassador to India, invited by the American Embassy of India. 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 hospitals. In 2013 Carrie visited organizations dedicated to nonviolent conflict resolution through the arts and the empowerment of women in the Middle East. Huffington Post Religion Community listed her song, “Holy as the Day is Spent,” as one of the best spiritual songs of 2012. She was listed as one of “the 50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years” by Chicago’s WFMT. Boston’s WBEZ listed her as one of the most influential folk artists of the last 25 years.
*Tickets in advance: $25 - Tickets at door: $30
**Doors open at 7:00pm
***Donations received will benefit The Cross Roads House of Portsmouth